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Issue with folder shortcuts in User Folder

  1. #1


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    Issue with folder shortcuts in User Folder


    I have a number of folder shortcuts in my user folder.
    Recently I have noticed that when I open a folder via those shortcuts that two copies of the folder appear.
    Have tried deleting and recreating the shortcuts but to no avail.

    The shortcuts behave normally from the desktop but as soon as I move or copy them to user folder the problem occurs.

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  2. #2


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    I've tried it and could not produce what you are experiencing. You can try to run from elevated command prompt:

    - dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    - sfc /scannow

    To make sure that your system is clean.

    You can also try to create a junction link instead of a shortcut.
    For example: mklink /J C:\Users\yourUserName\testFolder X:\somePath\someFolder where X is any drive in your PC.
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I've tried it and could not produce what you are experiencing. You can try to run from elevated command prompt:

    - dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    - sfc /scannow

    To make sure that your system is clean.

    You can also try to create a junction link instead of a shortcut.
    For example: mklink /J C:\Users\yourUserName\testFolder X:\somePath\someFolder where X is any drive in your PC.
    Thanks.
    Tried dism and received this:-
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    Error: 0x800f0906
    The source files could not be downloaded.
    Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
    o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see
    Configure a Windows Repair Source.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    Not quite sure how to proceed from that point.
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    The error 0x800f0906 is net framework 3.5 related and here's the link
    Repair Corrupt Windows Image - Error 0x800f0906
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    The error 0x800f0906 is net framework 3.5 related and here's the link
    Repair Corrupt Windows Image - Error 0x800f0906
    Tried that, made no difference.

    However SFC Scannow did find and fix some issues but the problem with the shortcuts persists.

    DISM Log:-

    [848] Caller did not request sparse mount
    [848] Mounting new image.
    Wim: [\\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim]
    Image Index: [1]
    Mount Path: [C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\84302263-4cfb-4a0e-9194-3ebd49da1a53]
    [848] Wimserv process started for guid 09a78596-25ab-453c-b8ae-77e84b2edd40. Id is 1268
    [1268] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [1268] Mounted image at C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\84302263-4cfb-4a0e-9194-3ebd49da1a53.
    [848] [0x8007007b] FIOReadFileIntoBuffer1415): The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect.
    [848] [0xc142011c] UnmarshallImageHandleFromDirectory511)
    [848] [0xc142011c] WIMGetMountedImageHandle2568)
    [848] [0x8007007b] FIOReadFileIntoBuffer1415): The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect.
    [848] [0xc142011c] UnmarshallImageHandleFromDirectory511)
    [848] [0xc142011c] WIMGetMountedImageHandle2568)
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [848] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim.
    [1268] Received unmount request for image with guid 09a78596-25ab-453c-b8ae-77e84b2edd40.
    [1268] Unmount for image at C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\84302263-4cfb-4a0e-9194-3ebd49da1a53 complete.
    Last edited by Hairy Scot; 19 May 2014 at 20:28.
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    I know a lot of people are having the problem with dism and they don't seem to have a solution for it. However, you said SFC found problems and did fix them successfully, am i right ?
    The next thing I would suggest is to run CCleaner to clean the registry.

    BTW, did you try what I suggest to use mklink instead ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I know a lot of people are having the problem with dism and they don't seem to have a solution for it. However, you said SFC found problems and did fix them successfully, am i right ?
    The next thing I would suggest is to run CCleaner to clean the registry.

    BTW, did you try what I suggest to use mklink instead ?
    Thanks, I did try mklink and that looks to be the better solution.

    However this situation coupled with some other funnies that I have encountered recently is edging me toward a re-install.
    Biggest issue with that is redoing settings and reinstalling apps.
    From what I can remember of Windows Easy Transfer it doesn't really help.
    Last time I tried it on Windows 8 it came up with all kinds of Language Level problems.
    I wonder if it has improved.
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    However this situation coupled with some other funnies that I have encountered recently is edging me toward a re-install.
    Couple of things I suggest before you re-install:
    1. Download Advanced Tokens Manager from Josh Cell Softwares - Freeware Solutions | Amazing Products to make a back up of your Activation info.
    2. Re-install Windows then use the Activation saved in step 1 to re-activate it. This will save you time to re-activate online or in some case, you have to call MS.


    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    However this situation coupled with some other funnies that I have encountered recently is edging me toward a re-install.
    Couple of things I suggest before you re-install:
    1. Download Advanced Tokens Manager from Josh Cell Softwares - Freeware Solutions | Amazing Products to make a back up of your Activation info.
    2. Re-install Windows then use the Activation saved in step 1 to re-activate it. This will save you time to re-activate online or in some case, you have to call MS.


    Good luck.
    Just discovered that WET has been redacted and is not available to copy data from a Windows 8.1 system.
    Will try a refresh to see if that gets rid of the funnies.
    If it doesn't then it'll have to be the full horror of a reinstall.

    Do Apple users have this kind of crap?
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    Completed refresh but still get two copies of folders opening if I use shortcut from User folder.
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