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    Attached are 3 snips showing current state.

    Snip1 is open at This PC, what should be first folder under Quick Access but as shown above it is a group folder called Desktop and within it a named folder (LS, initials for owner of this pc) and then This PC.

    Snip2 is open showing contents of named folder, which includes what appear to be system files plus duplicates of what’s in This PC plus other duplicates. Unable to backup then delete this folder.

    Snip3 shows the contents of the Group Desktop folder as well as Libraries  folder (note. in Navigation tab on ribbon Show Libraries is unchecked).

    How can I get rid of the group folder called Desktop AND the named folder below it and Libraries folder?

    This has recently come to light since adding Google Drive which works fine but on every restart of the pc Google Drive gets dropped from File Explorer and files on drive G: are not available.

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    • #2484188

      re-adding snips

       

    • #2484224

      Snip-2:

      You are in your user profile. NTUSER files contain profile information and relate to the registry. Leave them alone even if they appear to be duplicates or copies. If you remove them or you remove the wrong ones, you will trash and crash your system. Read here:
      https://www.howtogeek.com/401365/what-is-the-ntuser.dat-file/

      Your name is on all three of the snips. Please remove the pictures.

      Carpe Diem {with backup and coffee}
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      • #2484256

        Your name is on all three of the snips. Please remove the pictures.

        What’s wrong with a name?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.898 + Microsoft 365/Edge

        • #2484284

          Cannot tell if you are jesting or serious, would you as a thoughtful person attach your name and leak that online so it would be more possible to be found?

          • #2484287

            Different people have different levels of privacy they are comfy with.

            Doesn’t mean one person is wrong or right.  It’s what they are comfortable with.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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          • #2484401

            Cannot tell if you are jesting or serious, would you as a thoughtful person attach your name and leak that online so it would be more possible to be found?

            Millions of people post their names on the web every day. Can you find them?

            Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.898 + Microsoft 365/Edge

          • #2484619

            Cannot tell if you are jesting or serious, would you as a thoughtful person attach your name and leak that online so it would be more possible to be found?

            As I can’t see the snips, I assume they showed a Windows user name?  How can that be used in a damaging way?  You can find my name in a number of places (including this forum) – what are you going to do with it?  I am genuinely interested in any real dangers that exist.

    • #2484257

      Please remove the pictures

      Thank you for your help.

      snips removed to protect user.

      Unchecked the Show all Folders in Navigation pane and this now allows File Explorer to display as I hoped. Not sure how it got checked.

      Still not sure why Google Drive drops from File Explorer after restart.

      Will test that again for any positive results and report back.

      Image copy taken.

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    • #2484455

      Millions of people post their names on the web every day. Can you find them?

      Easily.
      My partner does it every day working as Genealogist.

      • #2484456

        How?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.898 + Microsoft 365/Edge

    • #2484482

      How?

      She has the tools / software / access to archives… to do her work (live and dead people). All running on a Windows 7 🙂

      • #2484920

        She has the tools / software / access to archives… to do her work (live and dead people).

        OK. My name is Bruce Roberts. Can you or she (or anyone) find my home address?

        Easily.

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.898 + Microsoft 365/Edge

    • #2484873

      lots of names available in phone books as well

      anyway, Unchecking the Show all Folders in Navigation pane, removes User Name folder and Google Drive shows up in File Explorer after system restart. Hope it stays that way.

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