Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > Duplicated desktop icons with backup

Duplicated desktop icons with backup
Thread Tools
schnork
Guest
Status:
Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2000, 02:29 AM
 
I use a separate hard drive to backup (duplicate) my system on system on a weekly basis. After the duplication has occurred, all desktop icons are duplicated, with one set pointing to one hard drive and the other pointing to the backup drive. This will also occur if I elect to boot up from the back up drive. I don't recall this being a problem in the past and frankly, the novelty is wearing off. Does anyone know how to stop this annoying feature?

Thanks.
     
Administrator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: California
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2000, 05:50 AM
 
Drop your primary drive icon on the backup drive icon after erasing the last backup (erase the disk, this will clear the invisible Desktop folder).

Your primary drive files will actually end up in a folder at the root level of the backup drive. Desktop files will not appear on the desktop, but in a visible folder named "Desktop" inside the backup folder.

It requires a little more work to fully restore your system from this setup. You would have to drag the desktop icons out onto the real desktop manually, for example. But it should eliminate the annoying duplicate icons problem.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:34 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2