Desktop.ini files everywhere!!

  fsssh 17:05 08 Oct 2003
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i have just recently noticed that every folder i create has a desktop.ini file in it, which windows explorer says is "configuration Settings". i never used to have them...

contents of it:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=27

its not really a big deal i just hate it when things start happening that i didnt start!

  BarryKeith 19:00 08 Oct 2003

I believe that they are the icon files for your folders, that's why you get one in each folder.

  fsssh 19:43 08 Oct 2003

of course... doh. cheers!

  Batch 09:27 11 Nov 2003

Firstly see:

click here

But much more worrying, see:

click here

Section 5.0 of this explains a major desktop.ini concern, but to really understand why, you need to read the rest of the page.

  Batch 10:02 11 Nov 2003

Not all the desktop.ini stuff applies to XP - for example, see:

click here

and the warning therein

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