desktop.ini

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vivid_vibe, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm sure lots of you have encountered this: you're in win explorer
    tooling around and you see multiple instances of desktop.ini. One in several folders for that matter. Question: why are they there and what causes them to be created? I assume they're safe to delete as I have deleted hordes of them in the few years I've been using Windows products. Any feedback anyone?

    vivid
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The desktop.ini file is created for special folders like My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, the Windows folder etc.
    Basically, it gives special properties to the folder like a unique icon, or a background pattern/picture etc.

    They're tiny files, and I really don't think you would need to delete them.
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    They also remember certain viewing properties.