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Solved Issue with folder shortcuts in User Folder


Hairy Scot

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#1
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.:shock:

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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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
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    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
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topgundcp

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#2
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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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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Hairy Scot

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#3
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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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

topgundcp

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
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    Antec 1200
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Hairy Scot

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#5
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] FIOReadFileIntoBuffer:(1415): The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect.
[848] [0xc142011c] UnmarshallImageHandleFromDirectory:(511)
[848] [0xc142011c] WIMGetMountedImageHandle:(2568)
[848] [0x8007007b] FIOReadFileIntoBuffer:(1415): The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect.
[848] [0xc142011c] UnmarshallImageHandleFromDirectory:(511)
[848] [0xc142011c] WIMGetMountedImageHandle:(2568)
[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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

topgundcp

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#6
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 ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
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    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
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Hairy Scot

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#7
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

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#8
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.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
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    35/12mbps
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Hairy Scot

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#9
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? :geek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

Hairy Scot

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#10
Completed refresh but still get two copies of folders opening if I use shortcut from User folder.:mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

Hairy Scot

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#11
You won't believe this!

Changed view option to "Open each folder in its own window" and the problem disappeared. :eek:

This despite the fact that I've always used the "Open in same window" option. :shock:



Capture.JPG


Still doesn't explain the sudden change in behaviour.


Good ole Windows!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-B75M-D2V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force GT 610
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek High Def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2913WMP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB
    Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 2TB
    Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB