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I don't understand what happened: Somehow my son opened his folder on the laptop and clicked somewhere, now the folder always appears in the form of a vertical bar on the left side of my desktop:

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Is there any way I could get rid of that? I am using Windows XP

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don't forget to accept the answer if it worked. ;-) – dertoni Nov 29 '10 at 12:08
    
Thanks, it's done. – brilliant Nov 29 '10 at 13:10
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This can be done with any folder by simply dragging it to the edge of the screen and letting go. To remove it from the Desktop, right-click on it (in a blank space on the bar, not on an icon) and choose "Close Toolbar."

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Thank You, Goblinbox!!! It worked! – brilliant Nov 29 '10 at 11:09

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