Windows 10: Duplicate folders that only were found by CloneSpy

Discus and support Duplicate folders that only were found by CloneSpy in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; By coincidence I was searching for duplicate files under the Documents-library and discovered, that duplicate folders with identical names were showing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Starhowl, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Starhowl Win User

    Duplicate folders that only were found by CloneSpy


    By coincidence I was searching for duplicate files under the Documents-library and discovered, that duplicate folders with identical names were showing with different contents. I never experienced something such as this and already checked my SSD for filesystem-errors, but there were none.:

    Duplicate folders that only were found by CloneSpy [​IMG]

    Any idea on what this might be and how to fix this?

    Note: It's not because of the Ä, since the phenomenon is also showing with purely ASCII-letter-named folders.

    :)
     
    Starhowl, Apr 19, 2020
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  2. Duplicate Public Folders

    Hi,

    To further identify the cause of this problem, can you provide us the following information?

    • What happens when you delete the duplicate folders?
    • Does it happen to all of your folders or only those with pictures?
    • Any steps you've tried to troubleshoot this issue?

    Regards.
     
    Engelsen Fad, Apr 19, 2020
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  3. Duplicate Public Folders

    Hope this helps someone identify the problem.

    • Q: What happens when you delete the duplicate folders?
    • A: Nothing. They're successfully deleted.

    • Q: Does it happen to all of your folders or only those with pictures?
      • A: Only the default Public Folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos).
      • A: All of the Public Folders have customized folder icons.
      • A: The above image shows yellow, empty folder icons (duplicates).

    • Q: Any steps you've tried to troubleshoot this issue?
      • Actually, this has been a problem since Windows 7.
      • What I noticed then is that certain Windows programs created the duplicates:
        • Windows Media Player (stopped using)
        • Internet Explorer (stopped using)
        • Plus others, which I can't recall.
      • Only certain programs for Windows 10, as well:
        • Microsoft Edge (don't use it often)
        • Groove Music (never intentionally use it)
        • Plus others, which I haven't tracked.
          • I only notice it when I go to Public Folders.
          • By then, I've long since forgotten what was accessed.
      • I've googled for answers but most of those only address
        moving the Public Folders to another Drive.
     
    PQSC.Programmer, Apr 19, 2020
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  4. Duplicate folders that only were found by CloneSpy

    onedrive duplicating my folders...

    Hi.

    Again, onedrive is going crazy and is duplicating my main folder, full of subfolders. It's locking me out of all my files. I have windows 10, Office 365 home. I paused synch at the moment before I have 1000 copy of my folder, which I can't open anyway!
    Please don't ask me any question that will further delay the repair. Simply give me a step by step solution and then improve onedrive so this won't happen again to so many of us. I suggest you also add "onedrive" in the list of "Windows Topics" below since
    thousands of users have issues with it.

    Thanks

    Michel

    *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
     
    Michel Chiangmai, Apr 19, 2020
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