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  1.    16 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 119
    Windows 10

    What's the purpose of desktop.ini?


    It has no effect on my desktop whether it's there or deleted.
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  2.    16 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,277
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello rboppy,

    Here's some more information about desktop.ini files to help.

    How to Customize Folders with Desktop.ini (Windows)

    What Are These desktop.ini Files I Keep Seeing?
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  3.    17 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 119
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Brink, although neither link came close to describing the desktop.ini that is on my desktop:
    Code:
    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
    IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
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  4.    17 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,733
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    If you ever find out, let me know. It always appears on the desktop after windows updates get installed.

    You could try this, some people say it works, say some it does not:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /v "UseDesktopIniCache" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "UseDesktopIniCache" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "UseDesktopIniCache" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
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  5.    17 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

    @rboppy:

    You must be showing "Super Hidden" System Files.
    Check Folder Options.

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  6.    17 Jul 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    That's correct Edwin, always have, but like TairikuOkami pointed out every update brings back the desktop.ini, don't think that happened with W7. What other files are considered "Super Hidden".
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  7.    17 Jul 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by rboppy View Post
    That's correct Edwin, always have, but like TairikuOkami pointed out every update brings back the desktop.ini, don't think that happened with W7. What other files are considered "Super Hidden".
    If you delete them, they will be recreated any time you perform any kind of desktop composition.
    Better to keep them hidden as it's dangerous to accidentally manipulate Hidden System files.
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  8.    17 Jul 2016 #8

    You can always use the hidden attribute in properties and itl disappear.
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  9.    17 Jul 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    You can always use the hidden attribute in properties and itl disappear.
    Thanks for that, I'll try it the next time it shows up.
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  10.    17 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    You can always use the hidden attribute in properties and itl disappear.
    Quote Originally Posted by rboppy View Post
    Thanks for that, I'll try it the next time it shows up.
    You won't be able to change the defaulted 'Hidden' attribute for items that are already hidden.

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