Windows 10: Disable desktop.ini Creation When Moving Pictures From A Search Result

  1.    11 Jan 2017 #1

    Disable desktop.ini Creation When Moving Pictures From A Search Result

    Hi, first, I want you to try an example of what I am talking about, then see if you know how to fix this problem on your end.

    Right click on your Desktop and create a new folder. Inside that folder, right click New > Bitmap image. Do the same thing to create 3 more new Bitmap images. Also, right click and create a new folder. (So now you have a total of 5 items: Four empty Bitmap Images, and One folder. In the search bar above, type: Bitmap Image
    You will now see the result of the four Bitmap Images. Highlight all of them > Right Click > Cut, press the Back button on File Explorer, open the folder that you see listed above before the images > Right Click > Paste.
    Once you do that, a desktop.ini file gets created. How can I avoid that from getting created?
    (Note: There are certain projects where I do this process a lot for, and don't want to delete the desktop.ini folders individually, or by doing a search and deleting them, because I need to preserve certain folders' Date Modified.)

    I was able to somehow fix this in Windows 8.1, but cannot remember/figure out how to do it again.
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  2. Posts : 4,873
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       11 Jan 2017 #2

    desktop.ini should be a hidden, system file that you don't see unless you have Hide protected operating system files unchecked.
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  3.    11 Jan 2017 #3

    Yes. I have unhidden all files on the computer.
    The folders that I move the images to must explicitly Only have the images, and no other file in there (hidden or not).
    Last edited by pepanee; 11 Jan 2017 at 22:52.
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  4.    16 Jan 2017 #4

    There's certain projects that I do that involve this process. It's really annoying how this now happens.
    If this helps, here's an example of what the desktop.ini file looks like:



    This didn't use to happen. I don't understand why adding annoying features makes the customer happy? Am I in the right world?
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  5. Posts : 4,873
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       17 Jan 2017 #5

    All I can think of is to automate the move and include deleting the ini file as part of the process. I know of no way to prevent it f4rom happening.
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