Desktop.ini

By Kijana
Aug 19, 2008
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  1. Hi everyone,

    I have desktop.ini that is on each system folder on my computer, and I cant get head or tails of it.

    Is it a virus, malware, trojan, spyware or what is it?

    How can I get rid of it for good coz deleting isn't working any more.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It's a Windows system file
    They are in all folders
    Usually you do not see them

    To hide them again
    Click on Folder Options in Control Panel
    Click on View tab
    Click on Restore Defaults button

    You may need to Restart
    Now all the Desktop.ini are gone (well hidden anyway)
  3. Kijana

    Kijana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 60

    I find them nagging and I wish there was a way I could get rid of them completely.

    Thanks anyway.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    They are required

    As an example, the My Music folder has a music symbol on it (ie this comes from the ini file)
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