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Deleted items reappear on desktop

By brian ·
I have a small network consisting of a Linux Samba server acting as a domain controller and a couple Win98SE workstations. On my main workstation, frequently when I delete something from my desktop, it reappears the next time I login. Even if I empty the recycle bin. As near as I can tell the files are only delete from my local desktop but arent deleted from my Home directory on the server. But why is this happening and how can I fix it?

Brian

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by jcmcintyre In reply to Deleted items reappear on ...

What type of shortcuts are you deleting? A lot of spyware and adware will keep installing to your desktop.

before you delete this stuff, right-click on the icon/shortcut, and check the path. It may lead to an executable that kepps generating a desktop. If so, uninstall the offending program, then run regedit and remove any mention of the uninstaslled app.

You may also have to delete an exdecutable from c:\windows\system32

Cheers

Jim

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by brian In reply to Deleted items reappear on ...

Then are not necessarily shortcuts. They can be zip files or executables.

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by saihib In reply to Deleted items reappear on ...

If you have a roaming profile it sounds like you have a synchronization issue. The synchronization algorithm checks every file and folder in a roaming profile to see whether it exists in the local profile. When it discovers a missing file, for example, the ones you deleted, the OS propagates the file or folder to the appropriate destination. The only thing I can suggest is to avoid using roaming profiles.

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