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Making Shortcut on Desktop Makes 2 Icons

By mickjj ·
Can anybody assist with this problem.
I am running Windows XP SP1.
When I create a shortcut on the desktop by either dropping,dragging or creating a new one, I end up with 2 identical icons.
If I then delete 1 the other then is also unusable and gives an error message,
Any suggestions?

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by heroshima In reply to Making Shortcut on Deskto ...

it sounds as if your account is linked to the everyone account thus making it double. IF you create a icon in you acct say #1 then a duplicate icon can be made in the everyone account. How are you logged in. A quick way to test this is create a new account to test with. See if the exact same thing happens when you log into that account.

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by mickjj In reply to Making Shortcut on Deskto ...

Am Running XP Home NOT Pro,
Account is administartor.
I can create another account with Admin rights, logon as that account and shortcuts create OK.
Anyone know of an fix? so I don't have to transfer all settings etc

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