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Why control panel files display double in windows xp

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Last response: in Windows XP
July 8, 2012 3:03:58 PM

why display double icon in control panel and give solution?

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July 8, 2012 5:32:43 PM

This sometimes happen when installing/uninstalling service packs.
Or just in case, you could try to run a scan with Malwarebytes (just google it)

The icons in control panel have their "target" in C:\Windows\System 32, with the extension *.cpl
If you had deals with service packs recent, then you should go to this folder, and do a search by extension.
Search>all files and folders.
On advanced options make sure this is checked:
Search hidden files and folders
On the All or part of filename type

U should see duplicates , like this:

mmsys.cpl and mmsys2.cpl

You should create first a restore point with System restore.
Then, you could try first moving the ones with "2" in a temporary folder, and restart.
If all is ok, you can eventually delete them.