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hidden folder - public?

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#1 sniper8752


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

I noticed a public folder on my windows 7 computer that my xp does not. it is a hidden folder, named public desktop. what exactly is this? why doesn't it show up on other computers? is there a need for this? can I delete it?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

I would say if its not causing issues, then I would just leave. I think that folder is for public sharing of documents.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

The "Public" user and all of it's user-related folders are the renamed successors to the old "All Users" account and folders. Any file or folder you put in the Public desktop folder should automatically appear on every user's desktop.

Edited by Andrew, 28 May 2012 - 02:51 PM.

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