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    Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    I am using windows 7. When I make a fresh start, the Icons and shortcuts present on desktop gets doubled. If you will start the system again the Icons will becomes 3 times and so on. What is happening and what is its solution.



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    supermaster Array
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    Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    My friend,
    I think it is the work of worms.
    Worms are the kind of virus which replicate the files on the system but does not do anything.
    Update your antivirus,scan your computer and clean the infected files.
    All gonna be fine soon.

    All the best.

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    Rozalyn Array
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    Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    Hi honey,
    What you are experiencing is most definitely a case of virus infliction. Now already your machine is being affected by them, so now you cannot move towards prevention but you will have to move towards curing what has happened already. Two distinct things that you would do is to first install an antivirus in your machine and run that completely to remove as many possible virus as you could in this procedure. For a better result Kasperskey antivirus would be the best. After this if everything becomes back to normal, then it is fine. If not and you face severe problems in handling your personal documents and application files, then you will have to format or recover the files to come to a better stage of your Windows 7 desktop. Had it been Windows XP then you will not have any other option other than to format your drive completely. But in Windows 7 you have a recovery option where you have the facility to keep your personal and important system documents intact and format the machine in such a way that only your other operating system files and desktop gets formatted. This is called Backup and Restore option that you get under System and Maintenance icon. When you click on this Backup and Restore option you will options for where you want to save your important documents. You can keep a backup in the same machine or you save it on another CD or flash drive.

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    dheeraj Array
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    Smile Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    Hello friend..,

    -> I saw your post,these type of problems are occur due to the virus attacked in your pc my advice is to better use best antivirus

    software to clear the infected files if it not works best to format the system it is the best option for your problem because by

    format these type of problems are not repeated..!


    @LET'S TRY IT@

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    Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    Reset Desktop icon cache

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    1. Click Start, open Computer.



    2. Click Organize on the Tool bar, and choose Folder and Search Options.



    3. Then click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and

    click OK.



    4. After that, enter the following directory: C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local



    5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.



    6. Close the window, and restart the computer to check the issue again.

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    jav.aditya Array
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    Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    1. Click Start, open Computer.




    2. Click Organize on the Tool bar, and choose Folder and Search Options.




    3. Then click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and


    click OK.




    4. After that, enter the following directory: C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local






    5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.






    6. Close the window, and restart the computer to check the issue again.


    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    ajay569 Array
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    Re: Desktop Icons and shortcuts getting doubled every time after a Restart

    dear::::::''

    1.Click Start, open Computer.
    2. Click Organize on the Tool bar, and choose Folder and Search Options.
    3. Then click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and

    click OK.
    4. After that, enter the following directory: C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local
    5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.
    6. Close the window, and restart the computer to check the issue again.

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