Desktop.ini

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  1. LSMFT

    LSMFT Guest

    Why does this file keep showing up on my desktop? I delete it and some
    time later it reappears. It contains:
    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
    IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183

    What's the purpose of it?

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    LSMFT, Jun 24, 2010
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    Nil Guest

    On 24 Jun 2010, LSMFT <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Why does this file keep showing up on my desktop? I delete it and
    > some time later it reappears. It contains:
    > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
    > IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
    >
    > What's the purpose of it?


    It keeps track of settings special folders such as Desktop. If you
    delete it you will lose any special settings you have set and the
    system will automatically generate a new one with default values. You
    will find similar files in many other folders throughout the system.
    You see it now because you have turned on the options to "Show Hidden
    files and Folders" and/or "Display the contents of system folders" (I
    forget which, but I think it's the former.) The option is found in
    Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
    Nil, Jun 24, 2010
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    PE Guest

    I would like hidden and system files to be displayed when I'm looking at my
    hdd structure in Windows Explorer, but I don't want to see desktop.ini or
    any other hidden or system file on my desktop. Is there a way to accomplish
    that objective? Thanks, PE

    "Nil" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DA1BB4C597B3nilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 24 Jun 2010, LSMFT <> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Why does this file keep showing up on my desktop? I delete it and
    >> some time later it reappears. It contains:
    >> [.ShellClassInfo]
    >> LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
    >> IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
    >>
    >> What's the purpose of it?

    >
    > It keeps track of settings special folders such as Desktop. If you
    > delete it you will lose any special settings you have set and the
    > system will automatically generate a new one with default values. You
    > will find similar files in many other folders throughout the system.
    > You see it now because you have turned on the options to "Show Hidden
    > files and Folders" and/or "Display the contents of system folders" (I
    > forget which, but I think it's the former.) The option is found in
    > Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
    >
    PE, Jun 27, 2010
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  4. LSMFT

    Nil Guest

    On 27 Jun 2010, "PE" <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > I would like hidden and system files to be displayed when I'm
    > looking at my hdd structure in Windows Explorer, but I don't want
    > to see desktop.ini or any other hidden or system file on my
    > desktop. Is there a way to accomplish that objective? Thanks, PE


    No, I don't believe so. I wish for the same thing, but I've never found
    a way to accomplish it.
    Nil, Jun 28, 2010
    #4
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    Sunny Bard Guest

    Nil wrote:

    > No, I don't believe so. I wish for the same thing, but I've never found
    > a way to accomplish it.


    Nearest I've found is to shove the desktop.ini very close to the screen
    edge so that most of it isn't visible.
    Sunny Bard, Jun 28, 2010
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    Bob Hatch Guest

    On 6/27/2010 12:35 PM, PE wrote:
    > I would like hidden and system files to be displayed when I'm looking at
    > my hdd structure in Windows Explorer, but I don't want to see
    > desktop.ini or any other hidden or system file on my desktop. Is there a
    > way to accomplish that objective? Thanks, PE


    Open Windows Explorer or Computer. In the left hand column, left click
    on "Desktop" Select Tools > Folder Options > Make sure you don't select
    Apply to folders and de select Show Hidden Files....

    >
    > "Nil" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9DA1BB4C597B3nilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >> On 24 Jun 2010, LSMFT <> wrote in
    >> alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> Why does this file keep showing up on my desktop? I delete it and
    >>> some time later it reappears. It contains:
    >>> [.ShellClassInfo]
    >>> LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
    >>> IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
    >>>
    >>> What's the purpose of it?

    >>
    >> It keeps track of settings special folders such as Desktop. If you
    >> delete it you will lose any special settings you have set and the
    >> system will automatically generate a new one with default values. You
    >> will find similar files in many other folders throughout the system.
    >> You see it now because you have turned on the options to "Show Hidden
    >> files and Folders" and/or "Display the contents of system folders" (I
    >> forget which, but I think it's the former.) The option is found in
    >> Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
    >>




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