Windows 10: Duplicate File Explorer Icon

Discus and support Duplicate File Explorer Icon in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; After no issues since installing Windows 10 when it was first released, my File Explorer icon now opens a duplicate icon to the right of my pinned... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by AnnoyedUser2019, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Duplicate File Explorer Icon


    After no issues since installing Windows 10 when it was first released, my File Explorer icon now opens a duplicate icon to the right of my pinned icons on the taskbar. All new instances of File Explorer open in a group under the new icon. When I hover over the new icon, it shows as "Windows Explorer". However, when I hover over the original icon, it shows as "File Explorer". Is there a way to fix this so that they all open correctly under the original icon? I have made sure it was pinned correctly and as I said, it's worked fine until now.

    :)
     
    AnnoyedUser2019, Mar 1, 2019
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  2. FILE EXPLORER ICON IN WINDOWS 10 DUPLICATED WHEN FILE EXPLORER OPENS

    I have been using Windows 10 for quite some time and recently ran the Windows 10 update. After doing so, I have noticed the File Explorer icon in the taskbar operates differently. It used to operate like the other programs I have pinned, i.e., it would
    lump all opened instances into the same icon and show a line under it indicating the program was in use, but now a duplicate File Explorer icon appears with a line under when the program is in use. All of my other programs continue to operate as before in
    the taskbar, it's only the File Explorer that shows up twice, and it isn't inhibiting my work - but it is highly annoying. Is there a way to make the File Explorer icon in the taskbar operate as it did before and stop duplicating when in use?
     
    Amy Singer, Mar 1, 2019
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  3. sturpe Win User
    Cannot find Desktop Icon in File Explorer


    Now that is interesting. If I do what you suggest, File Explorer Address bar changes to C:\Users\username\documents and the missing ICONS are there. But there is still not a "Desktop" folder.

    Is this a step in the right direction?
     
    sturpe, Mar 1, 2019
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  4. Frick Win User

    Duplicate File Explorer Icon

    Finding duplicate files

    Hey hey,

    During the years the backups have just accumulated in random places, essentially, and I would like to clean up. Is there a program that can search for duplicate files? And by that I mean identical files. I tried dupeGuru, but that somehow found ... all files to be identical I guess? Like how a bunch of jpg's with different names, sizes and locations being marked 100% identical, or how a bunch of xls-files with completely different everything also were 100% matches with each other. I don't need any fancy functions, just a list of the files that share the name and filesize and created/last write dates.
     
    Frick, Mar 1, 2019
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