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Beginning a couple of weeks ago, each time I booted, the Common Folder appeared. By going to Computer/Folders, I found it listed and deleted it. When I rebooted, it did not appear. That is the good news. Is there any bad news, having deleted it?

I am the only user of my computer. Do I need a Common Folder? If so, can I create a new one without retrieving the deleted one from the recycle bin and, if I create a new one, is it likely to appear on boot? I assume that, if I retrieve the deleted one from the recycle bin, it will appear on boot.
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I am confused about what you mean by appearing. As in the folder would open when you booted?
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Yes, it appeared as an open, empty folder on my desktop.
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Well I cant think of anything right off the top of my head that it would cause problems with. I know this isnt a definite answer but run without it for a while and if you get some problems with apps running create a new one with the same permissions and see what happens.

Good Luck
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Thanks, jaxisland.
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jaxisland, I haven't experienced any problem as yet, having sent the Common folder to the recycle bin but, if I should, what do you mean by "create a new one with the same permissions?" How would I create a new one?
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If you ever needed it you could just right click and click new ->folder. Name it Common Folder and check the properties on it by right clicking on the new folder. Just match those up with the original one. I have a feeling you wont need it though.
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Thanks, jaxisland. I created a new common folder and it does not appear on desktop at boot.
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Your welcome, happy computing!
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