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Solved Changing folder icons back to default - delete desktop.ini

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ozegirl, Jul 8, 2019.

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  1. ozegirl

    ozegirl Thread Starter

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    I have a series of folders in My Documents (say 2019, 2018, 2017...) each with subfolders. Some time ago I marked certain subfolders with a custom icon. As the need changed, I manually changed some of these back to the default icon. Now I wish to get rid of all the custom icons. I know that creating a custom icon creates a file desktop.ini. Is it safe enough to go to each of the folders eg 2019 - search for all occurrences of desktop ini in that folder/subfolders and delete? My goal is not just to change the icon back to the default, but to get rid of all the desktop.ini files. I am not going to be deleting any from the My Documents folder itself as the search will start on the next level down.
     
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    One can NOT get rid of any of the ini files. Once deleted, they will be remade once the folder is opened. The desktop ini file will be made as soon as a refresh of the desktop is done.
    If you do not want to see these files, you need to go into the Windows Explorer and set the system file not to shown.
     

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    Thank you
     
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