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Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by N3DT, Feb 26, 2018.

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  1. N3DT

    N3DT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why do I get these thing appearing all over the place? They seem just to appear out of nowhere, but I'm sure it's something that's going on. Nothing seems to happen when I delete them.
  2. KB3MOW

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  3. N3DT

    N3DT Ham Member QRZ Page

    What I do is select 'computer' in explorer, search for desktop.ini and delete them, it doesn't seem to affect anything. I had about 20 of them scattered around in the computer just an hour or so ago. Some of them in Windows Office and similar folders are locked, but there's only about 5 of them so I just skip those. I'm still wondering what makes them. I'm using W7 and I notice it on my wife's W7 laptop too. I'll see if there's anything on the W7 forum.
  4. N3DT

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  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You should not delete files that are used by the system.

    Hide them if they bother you. desktop.ini takes up very little file space.

    Be careful twiddling your thumbs too.

    Have Fun.
  6. K1WTF

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    These are per folder configuration files. They show up when you have the option to 'show all system files' enabled.


    You can see all system files, or you can hide them and not see the desktop.ini files. Pick one ;-)
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  8. KA9JLM

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    How to get help installing a computer virus. :rolleyes:

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