Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?
 
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C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop

Must not be your Desktop

Go to My Computer - C Drive - Documents + Settings - (your user account) - Desktop

To really confirm this:

When saving a document in Word, instead of the first Desktop that you see, use the drop down box and select the Desktop right up the top (you may need to move the side bar)
 
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The desktop folder and the desktop are the exact same thing and place, unless, as kimsland has suggested, you are saving to someone else's desktop.

If you are sure that you are looking into your desktop folder, then the program is also on your desktop, even if you can't find or see it. The desktop is just a folder, specialized to show its contents differently from other folders. Try rearranging your icons, or arranging automatically to get everything in order so you can find it.
 
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