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#1 C00per

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:16 AM

Hello all,

 

Could anyone tell me why Thumbs.db desktop.ini are appearing in folders and on my desktop



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:19 AM

Hi C00per :)

You most likely have the "Hidden Folders" and "System files" enabled in your Folder Options. These files are totally legitimate and not malicious, so please leave them be. In your Folder Options, simply check "Don't show hidden files, folders and drives" and you won't see them anymore.

thumbs.db is a file that contains the thumbnails for the files in the current directory, while desktop.ini is a file that contains settings and information about the current folder it's located in.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:54 AM

Thanks Aura, that worked. I did not change the settings myself any idea why that setting would suddenly start working like that by itself



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:55 AM

They could have been enabled by a third-party program. It's a possiblity. And no problem :)

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