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  1. Posts : 94
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 3: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       #21

    To do that would mean unsorting all my icons and if Fences is not the problem, it would be a big hassle to set it up again. I'd rather try something less drastic first such as being related to the .ini files as I described. Any suggestions?
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  2. CmmTch's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #22

    If I remember correctly the two .ini files showing on your desktop may be related to whether you have hidden files set to show, or not show, and the same for system operating files. I had both set to show in Win7 and had two .ini files on my desktop. I just checked and mine are both set to "hide" for W10.

    I found that setting under File Explorer Options, open Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > File Explorer Options > click the view tab on the window that comes up, there's a folder named Hidden files and folders that has the setting for Hidden files. Four boxes below that is the Hide protected operating system files setting.

    That was the reason for the two.ini files on my desktop on Win7, both were set to "show" That might be they're on yours.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #23

    Drat, I was hoping a new shortcut would not exhibit this behavior

    I think Ztruker provided the solution, he was helping in another thread - uninstalling Fences was the solution.

    +1 Ztruker !

    The desktop.ini files contain information on how to present folders to the desktop
    There are many things that could be in there, but I don't believe any would affect the issue. Mostly icons, overlays, content type, name s, format ... that sort of stuff).
    See: Why Are There Two Desktop.ini Files On My Desktop What Do They Do?


    To do that would mean unsorting all my icons and if Fences is not the problem, it would be a big hassle to set it up again. I'd rather try something less drastic first such as being related to the .ini files as I described. Any suggestions?

    Create a System image to restore if Fences is not the culprit
    if Fences is the culprit - installing it new instead of carrying it over in an upgrade might fix it.
    Otherwise, uninstall it.

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  4. Posts : 94
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 3: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       #24

    First, I forgot to confirm that Slartybart's instructions to remove the Lock Screen worked great. Thanks.

    CmmTch: The path you wrote doesn't lead to the hidden files option in File Explorer for me. I got to it by File and the View tab and to the right is Hidden Items and it was checked. I unchecked it and the .ini icons disappeared. I had it set to show hidden files in Win7 for easier troubleshooting. My issue isn't that I don't want to see the .ini file icons though, it's about a possible conflict caused by them both existing. From what you wrote it sounds as if that having two may not be a problem. I guess I can just cut/paste the CCleaner shortcut into the desktop and see what happens.

    If I still have problems with the icons I'll create a restore point then uninstall Fences. I guess if the icons can then be dragged afterwards, that would be a good indication Fences itself was the problem.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815
       #25

    Restore point is what I was going to suggest too. You could also use DesktopOK to remember desktop icon locations, at least temporarily while you uninstall Fences. It's one of the first programs I install for any Windows system.
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  6. Posts : 94
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 3: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       #26

    Thanks. DesktopOk looks like a viable alternative.

    Since the two desktop .ini file icons are normal, I just hid them behind a desktop sticky. I'm going to hold on to the the icon for the Elevated Command Prompt for now, just in case I roll back to Win7, although it's looking good to keep Win10. I created another shortcut icon for Ccleaner and it ran ok but I didn't execute the cleaner because of what it showed in the pre-clean list, below.
    Windows 10 post install tips or bugs-ccleaner-postwin10instcleanlist_2016-7-5.jpg

    Inside the blue box are some programs. Ccleaner's never listed such items before. This is the first cleaning since I Installed the Win10 update. I haven't been asked anything about the these programs since the update. Did Win10 uninstall these programs automatically? What does this mean and what should I do?
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  7. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro 64Bit
       #27

    That CCleaner screen says your OS is Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit ...Not Windows 10 Pro. ???
    You can type "winver" in your dos prompt admin to check on which Windows version you are running.
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  8. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro 64Bit
       #28

    Ccleaner among other things shows you have about 1,278MB of dump files, meaning programs on your computer that have crashed.
    CCleaner is not removing any of those programs you have listed in your square box, its just cleaning out the un-needed files from those programs.
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  9. Posts : 94
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 3: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       #29

    The check with "winver" says it's Win10 Pro. Ok, interesting about the dump files. Not sure what they are but I did have a crashing problem initially after the Win10 update. It's become more stable after the recommended uninstall of Spybot S&D. So these dump files are the result of those earlier crashes?
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  10. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro 64Bit
       #30

    BretMan said:
    The check with "winver" says it's Win10 Pro. Ok, interesting about the dump files. Not sure what they are but I did have a crashing problem initially after the Win10 update. It's become more stable after the recommended uninstall of Spybot S&D. So these dump files are the result of those earlier crashes?
    Yes either earlier crashes or latest ones... If you type "Reliability Monitor" in your Windows search , it will show you when and what those programs that crashed are.

    But CCleaner is reporting it is on Windows 8.1 Pro ....look at the VERY Top Screen in your screen shot....
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