3 Problems in Win7 that are driving me nuts.

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I'm running Win 7 64bit Home Premium and I have 3 problems that are driving me nuts.
The First one: On one of my flash drives I suddenly have three 0 bit files showing up. No names on the files, just symbols. One is like an upside down, backward "L". The other 2 are listed with a "C" with a small line hanging down the bottom of it. I can't delete these files or move them. When I try I get this message box: "Could not find this item." "This is no longer located in I:\. Verify the item's location and try again." Had this flash drive for years and never seen these folders on it until a few weeks ago.
Second Problem: Under "Libraries" and under "My Music", I have a folder titled "My Pictures". This folder seems to be a copy of everything that is in "My Pictures" folder under "My Pictures". (Please see screen shot). Shouldn't I be able to delete this folder? It seems like a waste of space to have 2 folders, both containing all the same pictures.
Third (and last) Problem: When I used WinXP, I was able to click on the Icon of my flash drive and click on "Send to desktop". That would give me an icon of small HDD, which I would relocate to my Taskbar. In Win7 I can get the HDD icon on my desktop, but when I try to "pin it to the taskbar" the icon changes to an icon of Windows Explorer folder. Why? I've tried to change it but nothing seems to work.
Any help from this Forum would be very greatly appreciated!
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1. reformat the flash drive

2. No, it cannot be deleted

3. It can only be pinned to Windows Explorer, once this is done right click on the explorer folder icon on the taskbar, it will show up in there in the pinned section.

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Mumbodog,
Thank you for your reply. You've really helped me with all 3 problems. Again, thank you!
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For #2, at the top, click on where it says 4 locations. You can then remove the My Pictures (279) entry from the Music Library. This will not delete the My Pictures folder, Libraries are just a collection of shortcuts to the real locations.

I don't know how you got a My Pictures folder under the Public Music location.
Right click that folder and choose Open Folder Location (usually near the bottom), and you can see where it really is. Compare it's location with your real My Pictures folder, which should be in C:\Users\Hopper. You may have inadvertently copied My Pictures into the Public Music folder (C:\Users\Public\Music, but will appear as C:\Users\Public\Public Music).

If it is a copy, you can move any files you want to keep to the original folder then delete the copy in the Music folder. Just make sure you are not deleting from within the library (The address bar will start with Libraries instead of Computer) as it's real easy to delete the wrong thing.
 
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