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What is desktop icon

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by rik, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. rik

    rik Thread Starter

    Jan 31, 2005
    I have a folder? that shows up in numerous places- start up, my documents and probably others. It is labeled "Desktop", underneath that it says "configuration settings" under that "1KB", looks like a notepad icon with a cog type looking gear through the notepad on the upper right side. Does anyone know what this is for and why it shows up in more than one place? I only recall seeing it recently. Do I need it, can it be safely deleted? Thanks.
  2. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002
    Here is a basic definition of a desktop.ini file:

    Creating a Desktop.ini File
    The Desktop.ini file is a text file that allows you to specify how a file system folder will be viewed. There are three sections in the file. The first two, [ExtShellFolderViews] and [{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}] are necessary only if you want to use a custom Folder.htt template. If you omit them, the system will use the default template.
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