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Do desktop .ini files matter?


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#1 printerandink

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

They say something about configuration settings.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

Some steps for solving this problem. These steps are below:
  • First of all you will double-click "My Computer" on the desktop.
  • Then you will click "Tools" > "Folder Options".
  • After that you will see "Folder Options" multi-tabbed dialog box, choose the "View" tab.
  • Scroll down to "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" and tick or untick the combo box as preferred.
  • Below you will see "Hidden files and folders", ensure the preferred radio button to display or not display these stuffs.
  • And then will press "OK"
Finally: Reboot when finished for settings to apply -
To actually answer the basic question, they are not needed on the desktop -

Edited by noknojon, 04 May 2012 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

What are the normal security settings for PerLogs? I may have accidentally changed them.

What is PerfLogs anyway?

Edited by printerandink, 04 May 2012 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:09 PM

This is a "fairly basic" answer and description - See the bottom line for more info -
"perflogs" folder is created by Performance Information and Tools, and Reliability and Performance Monitor that tests and measures Vista and Windows7 system score rating and performance to save the recorded files.
The data is saved in "perflogs\System\Diagnostics" according to folders named by date.
Generally,
if you no longer need the performance data, you can delete the folder.
You can easily delete PerfLogs directly from Windows Explorer if you wish, or just leave them there if they do not cause a problem ti you -

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 04 May 2012 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:20 PM

So, there's really no reason to worry if I did screw up the security on it? It seemed awfully well protected for such a pointless file. :/

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:54 PM

So, there's really no reason to worry if I did screw up the security on it? It seemed awfully well protected for such a pointless file. :/

Because M/$oft made it that way - :crazy:




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