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22-Jun-2009, 03:01 PM #1
Solved: Desktop.ini?
Vista Home Prem.

I am again trying to find out why I have 2 hidden destop.ini and 1 open on desktop.

Can I remove?:

"[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787"
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22-Jun-2009, 05:48 PM #2
One is the Desktop.ini file from your Desktop folder, the other is the Desktop.ini file from the Public Desktop folder.

I'm not sure what would happen if you delete them. The system may recreate them, or your Desktop folder might revert to a standard folder. I'll have to try that in a VM just to see what happens...

I wish the View Hidden/system files could be applied on a folder by folder basis
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22-Jun-2009, 05:53 PM #3
I have a total of 3 Desktop.ini files. I do not what or how the third one, that is exposed, got installed on my Vista System. Do you know the 2 hidden contents?
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22-Jun-2009, 06:12 PM #4
Public:
Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799
User:
Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
[LocalizedFileNames]
Command Prompt.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22022
Windows Explorer.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22067
On an x64 System, Public is the same, and this is the User one:
Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
Right click the file, click Properties, The location is shown on the General tab. Just double click to open.

When you say you have one open on the desktop, do you mean the file is being displayed in Notepad?, or do you actually have 3 Desktop.ini icons on the desktop, with two of them being hidden, and one not hidden?
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23-Jun-2009, 08:11 PM #5
You likely have one in your personal Desktop, another in All Users, and perhaps a third in Default or Public.

If you do not have any icons in those Desktops, you can delete the desktop.ini and it will say gone (at least until an icon is placed there, then it will be recreated).
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21-Jul-2009, 12:21 AM #6
The desktop ini I was trying to remove was open in notepad on my desktop while the other were hidden.

This is very informative and I did remove it somehow. Thx for getting back to me.

Thank you very much.
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21-Jul-2009, 12:41 AM #7
Talking Solved Desktop ini
Elvandill, Monerator:
Dave A & Outcast all have my appreciation for solving my Desktop ini inquiry.

The desktop ini I was trying to remove was open in notepad on my desktop while the other were hidden.

This is very informative and I did remove it somehow. Thx for getting back to me.

Thank you very much.
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