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Windows 7: Build 7057 desktop.ini Fix

12 Mar 2009   #11

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unawave View Post
Microsoft has described this error in the year 2003. See here.
And another 1000 posts might be over the internet, but I had the intension not to search around and I just figured it out when I first booted , so I thought I should share it with the forum, not boast that it's my find... Besides, there are 2-3 places from which Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7 opens files at startup. One is the startup folder....It's not rocket science...

Just clearing this out... No intension for debate of any kind.

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12 Mar 2009   #12

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Unawave, have you seen the desktop.ini files in build 7057 or you're just saying that?
See attached pictures.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
The desktop.ini files already have the attribute +s +h (system, hidden)
Perhaps in your build 7057.
In my version (fresh installation) only the desktop.ini in
C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
has this attributes - but not in
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

It is even much simpler: You only need to check the red marked check box "Hidden" in properties of desktop.ini.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Do I sense a bit of sarcasm here?
No sarcasm - only a little bit of humour.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
However, if you want to do corrections in english, cause as you know I'm greek and it's not my native language, perhaps you should recheck the syntax "contradiction to himself"? him? whom?
My native language is German - so I am far away of perfect English.


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12 Mar 2009   #13

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unawave View Post
Microsoft has described this error in the year 2003. See here.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
And another 1000 posts might be over the internet
I did not want to criticize you. I only want to show that Microsoft has made this little error still in 2003. And in 2009 again.
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13 Mar 2009   #14

vista ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks man

will try this and i hope it will work
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13 Mar 2009   #15

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

This little exchange is, don't you think, rather immature.

Under Folder Options -> View , select "Show hidden files, folders and drives" and un-check "Hide protected operating system files" so that you can see the hidden desktop.ini files."
-"See a hidden file? A contradiction into himself ..."

This is not a Forum for English language tuition. The context of the OP's post is perfectly understandable.

"So: Hold "shift" key down and right mouse click to folder "Autostart". Choose "Open command line here". Enter:
attrib desktop.ini +s +h "
"It is even much simpler: You only need to check the red marked check box "Hidden" in properties of desktop.ini."
True. There are many ways to "skin the cat" (as we say in English -lol)

For example, to facilitate testing, one of my firsat customisation options is to open Windows Explorer, and alter the "Tools" - Folder Options" and enable all files and folders. This will also permit you to see those d'''n .ini files!

"Microsoft has described this error in the year 2003"

That is 100% correct. I spend a lot of time on help forums, generally, including Microsoft's own. Over the years, I have built up a private Dbase of hints and patches, now numbering several pages. I have found that some XP patches work with Vista and even 7. Most Vista patches work with 7. You can refer many of the "Tuturials" back to the XP days, for example.
Perhaps, unaware, your complaint is rather that the OP appears to be taking credit for the well known fix? So it may be.
When I offer help, I usually refer to the pre mentioned Dbase, sometimes, having access to early releases, I am able to suggest paths to easier ways to manipulate new OS releases. Rarely do I, however, come up with a spanking new idea of my own! I see no advantage to pointing this out to readers requesting help.
If other members were straightforward, whilst there are many very clever guys on the forums, the majority are drawing from pre-quoted experiences, already on the web. With the sole intention of helping enquirers, I see no harm in that.
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13 Mar 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc
This little exchange is, don't you think, rather immature.
Indeed, and it was all a misunderstanding , the guy meant no harm..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unawave View Post
I did not want to criticize you. I only want to show that Microsoft has made this little error still in 2003. And in 2009 again.
My apologies then, I thought you meant I was boasting about finding it. In the above post from M$, they also instuct to delete them , since a desktop.ini file is used for setting options for folder customization, which is unnecessary for startup folder.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unawave
No sarcasm - only a little bit of humour.
Humor is well taken here, so keep it up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unawave
It is even much simplier: You only need to check the red marked check box "Hidden" in properties of desktop.ini.
Indeed, they were not hidden, my bad. Hiding them works too. Updated my original post.Thank you!
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13 Mar 2009   #17

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
since a desktop.ini file is used for setting options for folder customization, which is unnecessary for startup folder.
I agree: It don't make much sense.

But if you have installed many programs and all of them have this yellow folder icon then you can change this icon to get more overview. See picture.


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13 Mar 2009   #18

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

What exactly is the issue here anyways?
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13 Mar 2009   #19

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

There is a small bug in the latest build leak, where the default desktop has a text file opened. It can be fixed with the above suggestions.
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14 Mar 2009   #20

Win 7 7048
 
 

Hello
I am having a different problem with desktop.ini file. As i put any DVD in the drive and open its contents a new desktop.ini file is shown waiting to be written to DVD. Previously I lost some of data on one of my DVD as i burned some more files and when i finished writing and re-inserted the DVD nothing was there in it. I am using Win 7 Build 7048. See the attached file plz


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