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Windows XP desktop files making copies when deleted
Thread poster: Amy Williams

Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2003

Dear all,

Just a quick query.

I use Windows XP. I\'m a bit of a desktop fan - much to the annoyance of anyone else using the computer! - and tend to store files to go out on my desktop. Today I went to clean up the desktop and saved some of my desktop items in other files. I deleted the relevant items on the desktop and went to \'arrange items by; type\' to line the remaining icons up. However copies of all the files I had deleted flashed up onto the desktop (for example a file \"Translation\" would come up as \"Copy of Translation\"). I tried again to delete the files, sending them to the Recycle Bin and then deleting them from the Recycle Bin. I then had \"Copy of Copy of Translation\".

What am I doing wrong, and how do I get rid of the files!?

I would be grateful for any ideas.

Many thanks in advance,


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