Hi, I'm glad to have found this forum, good morning all.
I will be as detailed and precise as possible, excuse my lack of knowledge.
When I go to desktop, I have two computer folders! But only one looks like the real one, with that blue computer like icon and contains my C, D, E drives etc. I will call this REAL. The other one looks like a normal yellow colored folder except with a little person icon. It's like a user account icon, the one that usually has your computer name, like in my case, Rogers Computer. And that makes sense because inside the folder is my downloads docs music videos etc, and as far as I know, exact same thing that can be found in my user account folder, Rogers Computer (computer/C/Users/Rogers Computer). Except that Rogers Computer folder is a simple folder with a little lock icon at the bottom and no person icon, while this one is called simply "Computer" and has the person icon on it. I will call this fake computer folder, DUPLICATE. See pic below when in doubt.
When did this start? Some weeks ago. I know because when I was trying to do back up to my Western ext HD, my user account folder Rogers Computer would not show up, and instead it was a folder named "Computer" that contained my music and vids. Stupid me I did not think much of it.
I tried to delete DUPLICATE today, but won't let me even after restart or restore. When I right click delete, little icon with white page and small black cross at left bottom shows up asking me if I want to delete the "computer icon" from desktop and I say yes but nothign happens. Nor is there "properties" listed. It only allows me to open, open in new window, include in library, copy, create shortcut, or delete. If I try to drag it to, say, my downloads folder, it also won't let me either. Nor will it allow me to rename it.
I realized something else. When I try to delete some of my files in my download folder, things go fine but if I restore, the folders are back. Restore should not do that, it should only affect programs, not the folder.
Also I typed in user account and decided to rename the DUPLICATE (i.e. "Computer") back to Roger's Computer and it allowed me. NOthing on the desktop changed but once I restarted the computer, the DUPLICATE was now called Roger's Computer. So it seems that this file really is my user account. Yet if I restore my computer to couple days ago, again it will be called "Computer."
Sorry for excessive details, I feel that the problem is not that complex but I wanted to make sure. Thanks so much for all your help appreciate it.
Edited by rogersBC, 29 July 2013 - 01:40 AM.
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