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  • Question

  • I can't find a explanation as to why the Desktop folder under This PC does not show what's on the Desktop. Can someone point me in the right direction here?
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:53 PM

Answers

  • Could there be some items in C:\Users\Public\Desktop? Items in that folder will show up on all desktops.
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:06 PM
  • Hi, 

    To clear these difference: 

    The owner of items under C:\Users\Public\Desktop is Administrator.

    The owner of items under C:\Users\[your user name]\Desktop is yourself.

    Hope this explanation can be easy to identify.  


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:06 AM

All replies

  • Could there be some items in C:\Users\Public\Desktop? Items in that folder will show up on all desktops.
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:06 PM
  • That's it. I got confused by so many different things called by the same name. The Desktop folder under This PC is the same one that's under the user's profile folder - so only shows that users Desktop items. Thanks!
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:33 PM
  • Hi, 

    To clear these difference: 

    The owner of items under C:\Users\Public\Desktop is Administrator.

    The owner of items under C:\Users\[your user name]\Desktop is yourself.

    Hope this explanation can be easy to identify.  


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:06 AM