Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:35 PM
There it is!
I unchecked the "hide protected OS files" thing, and a little message popped up saying "do you really want to do this?" I hit "yes" and nothing happened, so I figured there was nothing to see, so I checked it back again and clicked "apply." Then I tried looking in the "localmls" folder, and again saw nothing. Then I thought maybe I should re-try showing the protected OS files again, just in case there were protected OS files in the localmls folder, and when I went to do it this time, I realized that even though I'd clicked OK on the "do you really want to do this?" message, I hadn't clicked "apply" after clicking OK to that warning. When I clicked "apply" this time, the mystery-thumbnail appeared on the desktop!
There were actually four copies of it (variations of large, small, and folder versions), as well as two desktop.ini files.
Is it okay to delete all of these? I'm pretty sure it's okay to delete the album-art pics, but what about the desktop.ini files? I don't know if they're related to the thumbnails, or if they're another part of the desktop and should be left there. Their folder paths are
The public one says it was modified on October 19, 2010, and the Joe one says it was modified on December 18, 2010. The mystery-thumbnail also has a modified date of December 18, 2010. I don't know if that means they're related or not, but I don't want to delete the desktop.ini files if I need them for my desktop! If it is safe to delete them though, I will.
Thanks for all your help with this! I am still stumped as to how/why they got there, but at least now I know that they are there.