In moving my 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate platform to a new computer, I'm trying to recreate a folder I had on the old one, "c:\Desktop". It contained all of the folders and files and only the folders and files actually present on my user's desktop. The desktop shortcut in the "Favorites" folder points to "c:\Desktop". Opening that shortcut folder shows the complete list of all folders and files on all user desktops but but only those that are physically on my user desktop appear in the target folder. From my administrator account, the desktop shortcut in Favorites points to the administrator desktop and the shortcut folder displays only those contents, but c:\Desktop still displays only my user desktop files and folders! I think I set that folder up initially in order to have quick and easy access to my user desktop while logged in as administrator but it's become very useful in many other ways.
On the new computer, moving my user desktop from users\me\desktop c:\desktop displays only the only the files and folders I've personally created and the shortcut folder in Favorites still points to "users\me\desktop". Similarly, moving the public desk to to c:\desktop shows only icons created by program installations and the shortcut folder points to "users\public\desktop".
I can't remember how I did it, I can't find any documentation as to how I did it, and Googling has been totally fruitless. How did I do it? (What I mean, of course, is that if you were I, how would you do it?)