[BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

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Tue Oct 15 12:28:25 BST 2019


Jackie
Have you looked through properties to see if it is locked?

ATB

David W Wood

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> 
Sent: 15 October 2019 12:24
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Thanks for the explanation George, guess I'll just have to leave it because
I can't get rid of it anyway.  I was curious more than anything.

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: George Bell <george at techno-vision.co.uk>
Sent: 15 October 2019 11:38
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Hi Jackie,

Just leave it.  Windows knows about these files, and they are quite safe, as
well as being very small.

Just one example, which I know you will not have done, is that if say you
wanted to change the icon used for a folder or application on your Desktop,
that's when the information would be saved.  Delete the relevant desktop.ini
file, and you would be back to the default icon.

Likewise, you might change the order in which files are displayed, say by
date instead of alphabetical by name.  desktop.ini would store that
information for next time you view the list of files.

George


-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com>
Sent: 15 October 2019 11:02
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Hi Steve and Andrew

I have Dropbox shared on two machines, and it won't let me delete the file
on either of them.  I don't get a warning that you describe Steve, it just
stays put when I use shift delete, delete on its own to attempt to send it
to the Recycle Bin, or hit delete in the menu.

Sure I'll just have to leave it there given I can't delete it, but I was
just wondering why it's suddenly appeared in all my Dropbox folders, it
isn't showing anywhere else.

Thanks guys.

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk>
Sent: 15 October 2019 09:47
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Hi,

I just tried to delete one and got a warning that it is a system file, and
did I want to continue?  Alt+Y let me delete it.

Unless your account is not an admin account on that machine, idon't see why
it wouldn't let you.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com>
Sent: 15 October 2019 09:39
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Steve, you're kidding me?  Even I know that command, nothing will budge it!
(smile.)

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk>
Sent: 15 October 2019 09:35
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Try Shift+Delete.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com>
Sent: 15 October 2019 09:23
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Hi Steve

No I don't.  I've tried sending it to the Recycle Bin, I've even tried using
the delete option in the menu instead of using the keyboard shortcut, and it
doesn't delete.  It seems to be in each Dropbox folder.

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk>
Sent: 15 October 2019 09:07
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

Hi Jackie,

When you attempt to delete it, do you not get a message asking if you want
to continue as administrator?  Just press Alt+Y when you get that message.

They are junk that MS leaves around as far as I can tell.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com>
Sent: 15 October 2019 08:47
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: [BCAB] A Desktop.ini file query

I've noticed that a file called Desktop.ini has appeared in each of my
Dropbox folders, and it won't let me delete it from any of them.  Does
anyone know how I can get rid of it, or what its purpose there might be?
I've only noticed this over the last few days, it definitely hasn't been
there longer than that.

Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,

Jackie Brown
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com



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