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Upgraded to windows 8.1, desktop is covered with folders

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    Upgraded to windows 8.1, desktop is covered with folders


    Yeah, so I put off and delayed my upgrade to windows 8.1, so I did it and now I have so many folders on my desktop they extend past the screen. If anyone has some suggestions it would be appreciated. Thanks!Click image for larger version

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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    From what I can make out those yellow Folders carry the extension of .inf, usually used during the installation of things. I'd make another Folder named INF Files and move all those with the extension of .inf into it, probably won't cause any problem.
    Overview of INF Files (Windows Drivers)
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    You did a rookie mistake, by expanding a .zip or other type of file to the desktop, which created all of those .inf folders.
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    Those look like parts of a driver installation. (.inf)
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Those look like parts of a driver installation. (.inf)
    How do I get rid of the ones on the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ask me if im me View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Those look like parts of a driver installation. (.inf)
    How do I get rid of the ones on the side?
    Follow one of them thru it's properties and delete whole folder you find them in. Most probably it will be in C:/Users/your name/ Desktop.
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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    If you move them into a Folder they should delete giving room for more to show on the Desktop, just keep moving them into that Folder, one at a time or hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a few to move en masse.
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Upgraded to windows 8.1, desktop is covered with folders
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