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desktop.ini

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Linea Recta, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Flightless Bird

    What purpose do 'desktop.ini' files have?



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  2. 20100218

    20100218 Flightless Bird

    It is a system file that stores information about customized folders. If
    you have customized the display of a folder in any way, such as changing
    its icon or manner of display, Windows has saved those settings in a
    desktop.ini file.

    hth


    Linea Recta wrote:
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    > What purpose do 'desktop.ini' files have?
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  3. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    On my system if I use a graphic to change a folder's appearance that
    infornmation is in desktop.ini.

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  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Linea Recta wrote:

    > What purpose do 'desktop.ini' files have?


    Google still works:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bwindows+%2B"desktop.ini"

    Now go do your own schoolwork.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

  6. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Flightless Bird

    "20100218" <20100218@20100218.NET> schreef in bericht
    news:4B7DB974.40DAEB7D@20100218.NET...
    >
    >
    > It is a system file that stores information about customized folders. If
    > you have customized the display of a folder in any way, such as changing
    > its icon or manner of display, Windows has saved those settings in a
    > desktop.ini file.
    >



    OK, thanks very much. I received an archive with files, which also contained
    a (hidden) desktop.ini. But I believe I can safely delete it now.



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  7. 20100219

    20100219 Flightless Bird

    Yes it can be deleted but it will come back if you make any changes. It
    is a completely harmless file.

    hth


    Linea Recta wrote:
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    > "20100218" <20100218@20100218.NET> schreef in bericht
    > news:4B7DB974.40DAEB7D@20100218.NET...
    > >
    > >
    > > It is a system file that stores information about customized folders. If
    > > you have customized the display of a folder in any way, such as changing
    > > its icon or manner of display, Windows has saved those settings in a
    > > desktop.ini file.
    > >

    >
    > OK, thanks very much. I received an archive with files, which also contained
    > a (hidden) desktop.ini. But I believe I can safely delete it now.
    >
    > --
    > regards,
    >
    > |\ /|
    > | \/ |@rk
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