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Windows 7: Tutorials Section Question


25 Nov 2009   #1

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Tutorials Section Question

I couldn't find a better place to post this so I apologize if this is in the wrong spot. I just registered, specifically to write a tutorial, and I can't. Is there a certain requirement, like post count, that I need to achieve before I can post a tutorial?

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25 Nov 2009   #2

 

To reduce spam you need to be registered for at least 2 days with a minimum of 2 posts.
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25 Nov 2009   #3

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Thank You!
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25 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hey. Welcome.

What kind of tutorial do you plan on posting?
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25 Nov 2009   #5

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Hiding the desktop.ini file on the desktop without having to disable showing of hidden files or hiding operating system files. I'll probably wait a couple of days though as the software I used (super small freeware program) will see a big update.

I had a problem with a particular issue and I googled for hours trying to find a solution. The only solution to the problem comes at the cost of functionality due to Windows design. For most people it wouldn't be an issue but for the more system savvy it is definitely a problem. I couldn't find a single website, forum, post, thread, or even work around for solving this problem. I figured out a work around on my own and I wanted to share.
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25 Nov 2009   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It may have been the wrong thing to do, but I simply deleted it from the desktop. I haven't noticed a negative result from this, but then I only allow desktop icons temporarily while reorganizing.
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25 Nov 2009   #7

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I've been a long time desktop icon junkie. I keep them organized and make sure that more than two columns are ever present. I'll soon be moving onto LiteStep so it won't even be an issue anymore. However, as long as I found a way to accomplish it I wanted to pass that knowledge on.
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25 Nov 2009   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'll be taking a look at your tutorial when you get it posted, because quite curiously, the desktop.ini just reappeared on my desktop. I'm not sure why...maybe because I just started making a backup.
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26 Nov 2009   #9

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Desktop.ini is a system file that stores information about customized folders. If you have customized the display of a folder in any way, such as changing its icon, folder type (images, movies, music, etc...), sorting options, or general manner of display, Windows has saved those settings in a desktop.ini file. I personally have noticed a great deal more of these across my system in Windows 7 than I ever did in Windows XP.
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26 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The desktop.ini file is to be found in all folders. It merely records the display layout (view) of that folder. Sometimes, there may be 2 such files. In this case, one is for the current user and one is for public (everyone).

These files are normally hidden. See Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide to hide and unhide them.
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