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Windows 7: desktop.ini files and ntuser.dat files

21 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
desktop.ini files and ntuser.dat files

In certain locations on my pc I have installed desktop.ini files and within my the users section on the c drive I have 255 ntuser.dat files. Is it safe to delete both the ini and ntuser.dat files, coming from a novice user.

Many thanks

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21 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

The ntuser.dat files are part of the registry. Do not delete them.

The desktop.ini files are the location of the unique attributes for the particular folder they are in.
I would not delete them either.

These files are normally hidden as protected operating system files.
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