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Mutliple Desktop.ini Files


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#1 Corey1690

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

Not entirely certain if this is normal but I am only just noticing that when I hit the start button on my 64bit Windows 7 system and search for "desktop.ini" i get about 27 results all throughout the system. 

My question is: is this normal? Or should I be concerned? 

Thanks! :)


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:12 PM

To be honest...I've never thought those files important and have deleted them on occasion.

 

What Are These Desktop.ini Files?

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

 I read the info at DC3's link, but my desktop.ini files look different.  They show up when you set your folder options to show hidden files.  The problem I have with them is they just keep adding to the desktop every time I boot, so I delete every one of them.  I just did a search and see I hav 28 in Programs, 3 in Documents, 24 in Music, 4 in Pictures, 3 in Videos.  I only delete the ones on the desktop.  In the 4 years I've been running Windows 7, I've never noticed it making a difference.  If it matters at all, it sure must not matter much.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:




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