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Windows 7: How to hide desktop.ini on desktop?

04 Feb 2015   #21

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 64-bit

You are right, of course.
Just went back and tested it on XP, and same thing. Could've sworn I used to use that method to limit view changes to the current folder, but I guess not.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Now as for hiding desktop.ini files, it is simple. Leave "Hide System Files" on. Done.
Nope. Not done. As I said, I have very legitimate reasons to NOT hide system files and directories (which, by the way, is accomplished via ticking "Show hidden files, folders and drives", rather than "leaving 'Hide System Files' on"... but no matter).

Now use the registry solution I posted... NOOOOooooooow it's done. I have hidden files showing like I need, and am not bothered by desktop.ini files all over the place. Solved. Best of both worlds.

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05 Feb 2015   #22
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Actually, no again, it's not Show hidden files, folders and drives that makes the desktop.ini visible, it is the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) that does it, as logicearth, and myself, and others have mentioned. If you want those files visible too, then your method looks to be what people seek. A Guy
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