Windows 10: File Explorer (or me) is creating Folders that I am not adding

Discus and support File Explorer (or me) is creating Folders that I am not adding in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Explorer now has grown from 1 Document Folder to 7-8 They are not all exact duplicates. Some Folders/Files are same some are not. Pictures went from 1... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by NOPD, Dec 12, 2016.

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    File Explorer (or me) is creating Folders that I am not adding


    Explorer now has grown from 1 Document Folder to 7-8 They are not all exact duplicates. Some Folders/Files are same some are not. Pictures went from 1 Folder to 5-6 Most not all exact duplicates but close. Not sure what I could be doing.

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    I am unable to create new folders in file explorer and unable to rename any folders. That's all locations. If I go to close out the file explorer I just get the spinning circle and then if I click on close again it tells me file explorer is not responding.
     
    StephanieH416, Dec 12, 2016
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  3. File Explorer This PC view (Adding folders or shortcuts too)

    Thank You for your assistance. But the problem with PC mysteriously vanished and it is now working. First regarding the read me file. The zip copy I downloaded did not have a read me file.

    I can't be sure why it is now working. There seems to be two possible explanations.

    1. Last night Microsoft sent an automatic update. It finished installing them immediately before the program began to work. Coincidence?

    2. After the update I was looking at the executable file properties. Examining the properties of the desktop icon I opened the compatibility tab. Previously I had unsuccessfully run the compatibility troubleshooter from the control panel. It reported
    that the program was incompatible and could not correct it. I noticed that that in the compatibility tab of the properties box I was able to select a previous version of windows and manually assign it to run windows 8. Success at last. This seems to suggest
    that the Compatibility Troubleshooter was the real problem in that It could not determine which version of windows to be compatible with. ???

    This whole situation seems bizarre. I can't say for certainty which of the two issues solved the problem.

    Regarding the issue of the .dll file. I too thought the installer should have placed it into the folders. After searching the windows and system folders I determined it was not installed. Thus I installed it manually temporarily. Now the program runs and
    the .dll is still not present in the windows, system & system 32 folders.

    Problem solved. Many thanks for directing me to PC tweaker and many thanks for going above and beyond in assisting. Cliff
     
    CliffordSanford, Dec 12, 2016
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  4. File Explorer (or me) is creating Folders that I am not adding

    If you try searching duplicate folders under this PC you will get a lots of hits. Some seem to be pointing to syncing with cloud services, like Onedrive. Another centered around restoring document locations.

    Would you mind adding a little detail. Did you move your data to a separate partition or maybe your laptop came configured this way. Are you using any cloud services for syncing and or for back up? Do you know which version of 10 you are using 1511, 1607 ?

    Link from this forum Duplicate Documents folder Under This Pc

    Link from MS https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...a403ed6?page=1

    Another suggestion, which seems to regular for a number of Windows 10 issues, create a new account, copy the correct libraries and see if behavior follows. Before doing have a read of this thread. It seems old but has entries in 2016.

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/5966-duplicate-subfolders-user-folder.html
     
    Caledon Ken, Dec 14, 2016
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