I just reinstalled Win XP and I am noticing "desktop.ini" showing up in a lot of directories. Not all, but sure is a lot more than I ever noticed before. They are all hidden, but I have show hidden as I did before the reload. SP2, no real software changes, just freshened things up a bit. Can anyone tell me more about what desktop.ini is/does? Can I delete them or hide them (without turning off un-hide hidden files)? Thanks!