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Windows 7: Deleted A Windows File?

01 Jul 2010   #1
lordpuffer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Deleted A Windows File?

I'm running Win 7 Pro x64. I forgot that I had "Show hidden files and folder" checked, and was going to burn a disc using Windows. In addition to the file that I was going to burn to disc, another file appeared in Windows Explorer, ready to burn, that was named "Desktop" and the type was "Configuration Settings." I deleted that file from the "Files Ready To Be Written To Disc" part of Windows.

Did deleting that file possible also delete it from my computer or mess something up? Could I have caused a major headache and a possible re-format?




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01 Jul 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Nope, in fact It will more than likely show up again at least I have had it show up on 2 laptops, 1 with 7 Pro 32 and one with 7 Pro 64, my desktop which has 7 Ultimate 64 has as well.
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01 Jul 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Run this command. Tell us what shows up. Needed files will be repaired.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker[2]=Performance Maintenance
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01 Jul 2010   #4
lordpuffer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to both of you.....I ran the scan, and everything is fine. No integrity violations.
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01 Jul 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Glad to hear!!
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01 Jul 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Excellent!
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01 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thats good, to hear.
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01 Jul 2010   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That is a .ini file that will almost always show up when doing that. It is completely unimportant and can be deleted, as you've done.
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01 Jul 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

.INI is a hidden protected file
Configuring Windows Explorer - desktop.ini
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01 Jul 2010   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Some .ini's are actually protected, but the desktop.ini file is not.

Here's a more direct answer to why it shows up and what it means (nothing useful):

Desktop.ini File in Windows 7 CD/DVD RW Drive Ready To Be Written to the Disc My Digital Life
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