I'm trying to delete some photos from "My Pictures", and each time I try to do this, I get yet more copies appearing - then copies of copies....! I hold down ctrl, select the photos for deletion - but before I get the chance to press "delete", the copies appear - sometimes even when doing the selection!
I had this problem a while back, and the advice then was that it might be a virus - but my computer appears to be clear! Any ideas folks? I'm using XP home.
It's caused by holding down the Ctrl key for too long - you might have to bite the bullet and just right-click and select Delete. Try doing a few like that, and then perhaps go back to trying to select a few at a time.
It is a common mistake. I have done it a nubmer of times as Sea Urchin states. It is not a virus. Follow his advice. The problem is caused when selecting toooooo many files/photos to copy at a time and the pressure/holding down on the Control key.
I've tried selecting and deleting up to 3 at a time, and this seems to work. Thanks (again!) Sea Urchin. I also tried your suggestion, Technotiger, using the shift key - and this works a treat! I'll have a look at "Moleskin Soft" and "Visipics" for future reference!