Hi, I have another thread running which i will now close As i'm closer to an answer.
I copied C: documents to ext K: now all icons from desktop are missing unless I have K: switched on. It seems it is becasue I had 'show hidden files and folders' checked and accidently moved the .ini file too.
I have ow moved all files back to C: but something isn't right. Desktop files and shortcuts are not showing on desktop but are shwoig in Documents folder, in fooder 'Desktop' which' i'm assuming is the .ini file?
Thanks again if you're joining from my previous thread.
in the run box (XP) or search box (Vista W7), press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.
so to sum up so far, I can't see any desktop short cuts for printer etc or recent docs saved to it. I can't add any files of folders to the desktop. When I open 'my Computer' or my Documents I get an error beep and a message saying
'K: C I Backup unabailable...' (K: is my ext HDD back up) Why when i try to access C: do i get a meaage for K:?
from click here "Q. What is the Windows desktop.ini file and can I delete it? A. This file can be safely deleted from any directory. However, because this file may have settings associated with the folder that it contains and deleting this file will change these settings back to default. For example, if the folder containing this file has a different icon and you delete this file the default folder icon will be re-enabled."