Unwanted folders in Windows Explorer

  bkk-bkk 14:17 30 Jan 2003

Each time I boot I get a new My Download Files folder in Windows Explorer. When I run graphics programs I get a My Pictures folder. When I run Adobe Distiller I get an Adobe folder. I delete them because I do not use or need them. How can I prevent them reappearing?

My equipment is: Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600, Windows 98 (Second Edition), MS Office 2000, MS Outlook 2002, Internet Explorer 6.0.26

  recap 15:34 30 Jan 2003

Does this mean that there are numerous duplicate files in Explorer if you do not delete them? or Is there only one each time you open Explorer?

  bkk-bkk 00:31 31 Jan 2003


There are no duplicate files, this is about folders. They are never duplicates only single folders.

A new My Download Files folder appears in Windows Explorer each time I boot. The My Pictures and Adobe folders appear when I use related programs. The folders are always empty when they appear. When the folders appear I delete them to the Recycle Bin. In the recycle bin there are several deleted My Download Files, My Pictures and Adobe folders where they remain until I clear the Recycle Bin.

  VoG™ 00:34 31 Jan 2003

These folders are created automatically, as you have discovered. Unless you place files in them they take up zilch space. So what is the problem?

  bkk-bkk 07:50 31 Jan 2003

It isn't to do with space on the hard drive but more to do with esthetics. I don't like clutter, my physical and PC desktops contain only what I am currently working on. Therefore, anything extraneous is removed. Call it nitpicking but I will continue to remove them manually until I get the answer to my question.

  leo49 10:04 31 Jan 2003

You can use Tweakui[under the My Computer Tab]to move the location of the My Pictures folder[and several other System Folders].


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