Windows 10: Far more duplicates than I'd imagined

Discus and support Far more duplicates than I'd imagined in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I thought to look for the duplicates on my system, using CCleaner's tool and expecting a moderate catch, but see attachment. Provided that all are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by chipwood, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. chipwood Win User

    Far more duplicates than I'd imagined


    I thought to look for the duplicates on my system, using CCleaner's tool and expecting a moderate catch, but see attachment. Provided that all are absolutely identical is it safe to delete one of any pair. and how could those duplicates have come about? 21H1

    :)
     
    chipwood, Aug 12, 2021
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  2. ShaneN17 Win User

    Duplicate D:\ drive


    Okay, so as I was typing my last message, I was going back to and forth and I seem to have fixed my problem. I think this is what NovHak was trying to suggest at the bottom of his post.

    What I did was click on the File Properties for the D:\ (with the Videos icon), not the one that is my DATA (D: ) which is the proper one, clicked on restore default location, said NO to the merge, then another window came up (which I think I might have said Yes to originally, which could be the original source of my problem - I know, this problem is a result of user error*cry) and I said Yes (after fully reading it and understanding it this time. The second message is as follows (please ignore the name and the fact that it's to OneDrive, I stole the picture from Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations - Windows 10 Forums but the rest of the wording is what I saw).

    Far more duplicates than I'd imagined [​IMG]


    This seemed to disconnect (or what ever the heck was happening) the two listed D: drives. DATA (D: ) is normal. I still had D:\ with the videos icon kicking around. I made attempts to include this in the C:\User\...\Videos folder and then ended up with sub folders. Not EXACTLY sure where in the process of what I did fixed it, but at one point I closed the File Explorer window and when I reopened it everything was back to normal.

    Normal DATA (D: ), Normal Videos folder in the proper location and no subfolder, and no random D:\ drive with the Videos icon. Did a full shut down and restart and everything is looking as it should!

    No formatting of the D: drive either, so that's a bonus!

    Thank you so much Winuser, NovHak, and dalchina (in order of appearance in the thread *Wink) for all of your help and suggestions. I really appreciated it! You guys and/or girls rock!
     
    ShaneN17, Aug 12, 2021
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  3. ShaneN17 Win User
    Duplicate D:\ drive

    So my issue appears to be fixed and I did not end up having to format my D:\ drive.

    What I did was click on the File Properties for the D:\ (with the Videos icon), not the one that is my DATA (D: ) which is the proper one, clicked on restore default location, said NO to the merge, then another window came up (which I think I might have said
    Yes to originally, which could be the original source of my problem - I know, this problem is a result of user error
    Far more duplicates than I'd imagined [​IMG]
    ) and I said Yes (after fully reading it and understanding it this time. The second
    message is as follows (please ignore the name and the fact that it's to OneDrive, I obtained the picture from

    Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations - Windows 10 Forums
    but the rest of the wording is what I saw).

    Far more duplicates than I'd imagined [​IMG]

    This seemed to disconnect (or what ever the heck was happening) the two listed D: drives. DATA (D: ) is normal. I still had D:\ with the videos icon kicking around. I made attempts to include this in the C:\User\...\Videos folder and then ended up with sub
    folders. Not EXACTLY sure where in the process of what I did fixed it, but at one point I closed the File Explorer window and when I reopened it everything was back to normal.

    Normal DATA (D: ), Normal Videos folder in the proper location and no subfolder, and no random D:\ drive with the Videos icon. Did a full shut down and restart and everything is looking as it should!

    No formatting of the D: drive either, so that's a bonus!

    Thanks for the suggestion though, it was definitely my next step if I wasn't able to fix it otherwise.
     
    ShaneN17, Aug 12, 2021
    #3
  4. Winuser Win User

    Far more duplicates than I'd imagined

    Duplicate D:\ drive


    I never had to deal with junctions so I haven't a clue what to suggest. I'm thinking that the problem is on the D: drive. If it is than I don't see why saving the files and formatting the D: drive wouldn't work. If It's something on the C: drive causing this than I have no Idea what to try.
     
    Winuser, Aug 12, 2021
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