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Old 08-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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What is this and why do I keep seeing it all over? Sometimes AVG wigs out about it and I keep finding it on my thumb drives and, whenever I put a record-able CD in my drive, it shows up there as "waiting to be written to disk"...what gives? I've done a bit of reading and I'm not real sure what's goin on with this.

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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you should be able to right click on the file and remove it from the list of files that are waiting to be written to disk.

it's a system file that caches the folder view for faster loading of things like thumbnail pictures of the pictures inside a folder, or the little mini view of a picture that can appear as the icon.

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Follow the given steps:
1. In any Windows Explorer window, click Tools → Folder Options…
2. Click on the View tab.
3. Check off the radio button next to “Do not show hidden files and folders”.
4. Put a check in the box next to “Hide protected operating system files”.
5. Click OK.
Once you have made these changes, Desktop.ini should be out of sight and out of mind. Here is a screen shot of the same folder from Figure 1. It’s still customized, but Desktop.ini is nowhere to be seen.
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