Windows 10: 2nd desktop - getting rid of it

Discus and support 2nd desktop - getting rid of it in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Don't know what I did - but I now have a 2nd desktop on my machine. How do I get rid of it? Thanks in advance for the help. 115143 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by oldarmyfarmer, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. oldarmyfarmer Win User

    2nd desktop - getting rid of it


    Don't know what I did - but I now have a 2nd desktop on my machine. How do I get rid of it? Thanks in advance for the help.

    :)
     
    oldarmyfarmer, Jul 31, 2018
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  2. DougPowers Win User

    I have a second "ghost" desktop in Windows 10. I do not know where or when it appeared and cannot get rid of it. How do I get rid of it?

    Recently, a "ghost" desktop has appeared on my computer. It shows a list of a number of website tabs behind my desktop icons. Clicking on the exit "X" does not get rid of it. Nothing seems to get rid of it. Can anyone suggest a solution?
     
    DougPowers, Jul 31, 2018
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  3. Sajer Win User
    Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content.


    *Think

    As always, there seems to be lots of alleged fixes out there, which may work on versions earlier than Win 10... but not with Win 10. The struggle for getting rid of this now un-needed bloat seems to be wrapped up in file permissions. But even when I try to clobber it with administrative authority, it won't budge. One fix suggests that you can use disk cleanup to get rid of it by selecting previous installation files. Heh. Yeah. Just TRY and find that option in Win 10.

    Ok. Somebody hopefully has managed to resolve this inigma. Step by step, please. *Smile
     
    Sajer, Jul 31, 2018
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  4. dencal Win User

    2nd desktop - getting rid of it

    Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content.


    Type Diskcleanup in Cortana, bottom left.
    Click on Cleanup System Files, There you will see a second option in yellow highlight, More options.
    Do note the bottom Attachment comes up first.
     
    dencal, Jul 31, 2018
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