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I tried to change my desktop folder from D:\test4 to D:\test5:

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In the last step, I didn't move the files from D:\test4 to D:\test5.

So what happens is that in D:\, I have a total of 2 virtual folders, both called Desktop:

  1. 1 virtual folder Desktop which masks (and points to) D:\test5

  2. 1 virtual folder Desktop which masks (and points to) D:\test4

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Now the contents of D:\test4 is no longer showing on my desktop, however it is still being masked by a virtual folder.

Obviously since D:\test4 is now no longer my Desktop folder, I was trying to make it go back to being a "normal folder" (i.e. not masked).

I was wondering how do I unmask it?

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Delete the desktop.ini file (it's hidden by default) in test4 and the "Desktop" name will be gone.

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amazing how did you know that! –  Pacerier Oct 15 '11 at 7:53
    
Because I've had similar situations before :) –  billc.cn Oct 15 '11 at 13:12
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