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Files mysteriously being duplicated on my machine!

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November 29, 2011 8:20:16 AM

i have this problem ...
i used to save my files on the local disk D
then one day i found the exact copies of my files located in the libraries..
i can see the same files on PICTURES, MUSIC, DOCUMENTS folders.
all are the same!
i tried to delete those files then this was happened.. my original files on local disk D was also deleted.
now every time i make changes on D, it also happens on the other said folders.

my hard disk is getting full because of these duplicates
so please help me fix this problem.

Thank you

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November 29, 2011 9:28:03 AM

What you're seeing is the 'libraries' feature of Windows 7. The system indexes files of certain sorts from the hard drives and refers to them in the pictures, music, documents etc. folders. They aren't actually on the hard drive twice, but can be seen in both locations.
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November 29, 2011 4:23:12 PM

Not duplicates, one is just a pointer to the other. Which is why when you delete one, you delete the other file.

What you are talking about is like having two doors leading into a room, and you think it's a new room depending on which door you open. You removed a lamp after entering from one door, then walked around to the other door and are wondering where the lamp went.
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November 29, 2011 4:47:23 PM

sounds like cancer....
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November 29, 2011 5:25:21 PM

As others have said -- it's just 2 different methods of getting to the same files !
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November 29, 2011 5:27:30 PM

slhpss said:
sounds like cancer....


Yep, it's Windows.
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November 29, 2011 5:30:06 PM

ahnilated said:
Yep, it's Windows.

I'd say its common sense : )
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