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desktop.ini

vivid_vibe

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#1
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
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.
 

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