Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee
Ahhh, but malware and other nasties can and do 'hide' themselves
Well yeah---and as one who does not want any nasties on my system, nor on the hundreds of systems I am responsible for maintaining in my workplace, it behooves one to be aware of its potential hiding places, don't you agree?
Quote: Originally Posted by scr
There is another folder hidden in the same directory:
What I found on Google was:
"for those using windows 7/2008 server with mandatory profiles. i have just found where the jump lists are contained. i.e. adding a user specific word file to a pinned word app on the taskbar or a perticular folder to the windows explorer they are here.
Source: AppSense User Groups • View topic - Personlizing pinned items to Apps in taskbar (jump lists)
Thanks. That is similar to the article I was reading, although as pincushion pointed out, the path I mentioned in OP is really a link to that absolute location.
So far, I'm aware of at least these two paths, based on having to deal with previously mentioned problem. If anyone knows of any additional "easter egg" locations like this, or what mechanism is causing them to be invisible in explorer, I would be most curious to hear!
ETA: I was just experimenting with this, and it appears that this is tied in with desktop.ini, and the way explorer presents special folders, such as this one. Navigate to your recent items from the command line, and then open up your desktop.ini with notepad and delete the CLSID= line, and suddenly the secret folders become visible. Add the line back, and they vanish again.
I tried to create my own replica of this folder by copying the desktop.ini out of it, but was unable to recreate the same effect manually. So, apparently there is a little more to it than that.
Based on this info, I think the locations are probably not truly hidden, as the folders seem to be just normal folders. I'm guessing it is purely a presentation trick used by Explorer. I still think that is weird, but now I have a starting point to look for further info. I think that is probably good enough for me, so I am going to just mark this thread as solved; however if anyone has any related info to add, please do so.