Why do I see duplicates when I add new files or folders in Windows Explorer?

Hitesh Nair March 3, 2012

Whenever I add a new file or folder in Windows Explorer, a translucent, like little transparent kinda copy of that come near it. I think it’s some virus. How can I stop it? Is there a a way to stop it without installing new software?

  1. Moses
    October 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    You see duplicates or triplicates when you include more than one locations. For instance, you get 2 listings when you include "shortcut." You get 3 listings when you include "public" folder. On top of the listing you can see "Includes: n locations." Clik and open it, remove the unnecessary locations.

    March 10, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Hello, is it possible for you to upload a screen capture of what you see?  You can use the +Image at bottom of comment box to upload picture.

  3. Adrian Wisnu Putra
    March 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

    maybe it's virus.. just scan with your antivirus, but i recommend to use smadav antivirus.. it's light-weight, has a lot tools..

  4. Arun Singh
    March 4, 2012 at 3:37 am

    it may be due to Recycler virus it create duplicate of files so try any antivirus avast free antivirus,avira presonal,comodo antivirus.

  5. Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    perhaps you have show hidden folders On

    go to control panel>folder options>view. Under General Tab turn off "show all folders".

    under view click reset folders.

    concerning virus.
    Try Clamwin, malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware.
    Boot in safe mode and scan there.