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Windows 7: Magical desktop icons?

06 Sep 2009   #1
Nicane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 
Magical desktop icons?

Okay, so this problem happened (most likely because of me), when I deleted the desktop.ini file. The reason I did THAT is because two were present due to my "easy transfer" thing I did. So I deleted one, and it must have been the one that was in use, though it didn't seem like it. And BAM, all my icons keep re-arranging to ONE way. I can mess them up, delete some, and such. But the ones that remain get assigned the same spots as always, and new ones fill in the spaces on the left. Any clues how to "remake" or do something to fix this?

Thank you.

~Nicane


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06 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

You had two desktop.ini files because you have two desktops - all users and current user. System restore may be in order.

You might be able to correct this if you copy the existing one to the folder that is missing one.

The files were visible because you chose to show hidden/system files.
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06 Sep 2009   #3
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

@Antman:
I didn't know that thanks for the info. +1

@Nicane:
Had you deleted your recycle bin?
I decided I was going to change my user name one made a new one and tried to copy all my setting over, So I just copied my folder and changed the name. Destroyed the OS.

What I learned Back-ups.
They save lives, and critical information.
System restore should fix it like antman said.
Good Luck
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06 Sep 2009   #4
Nicane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Antman, what existing one..? :| I deleted both of them forever. Unless I can track them down somewhere. But I doubt it.
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06 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicane View Post
Antman, what existing one..? :| I deleted both of them forever. Unless I can track them down somewhere. But I doubt it.
Recreate them. Use notepad to create the filename desktop.ini.

PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE PATH. Yours is likely different from mine. But the content should be the same.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Desktop.ini

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:\Desktop\Desktop.ini

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
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06 Sep 2009   #6
Nicane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:\Desktop\Desktop.ini

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
What is that? A backup? Can you please explain that part a bit more? I recreated the other, which of course, was missing. But I don't know what you mean about the *:\Desktop\Desktop.ini

Thanks.
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06 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

You deleted two files named desktop.ini.

One was from your user folder named Desktop.

One was from the Public folder called Desktop.

I have provide you the content for the two different files.

Use them or don't use them.

If you do use them, be mindful to locate them correctly.
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06 Sep 2009   #8
Nicane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

I still don't understand where this second file is located. I have no folder like that.
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06 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicane View Post
I still don't understand where this second file is located. I have no folder like that.
I understand.

Yours is probably located at

C:\Users\YOURNAME\Desktop
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06 Sep 2009   #10
Nicane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Ahhh. There we go. Thank you very much. I will get on that right away and restart.
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