Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?
See this for a fix...
Duplicate Icons in the Desktophttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/duplicatedesktop.htm
Hope this helps. Let us know.
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Ecurb <Ecurb@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Every program I install (XP Pro) adds two identical shortcuts to the
> desktop. If I delete or cut either of them - - - the remaining one
> doesn't work.