What is desktop icon

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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.
 
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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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