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  1. #1
    ssssss
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    Default Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    When I go to delete some of My Documents folders the warning comes up:- "the folder such and such folder is a system folder. If you delete it Windows or another program may no longer work correctly"

    I have looked into these folders by going into folder options and unticking 'hide protected operating system files (recommended)' and I notice the offending folders all have a file called desktop.ini in them.

    Then I remembered that the date of these files corresponded to the use of a program called 'Folder Style' that I downloaded from Tucows. The program changes the icons of individual folders in Windows.


    So what do I do to get rid of these ini files? They shouldn't be there. Would it be safe to delete them inspite of the warning that Windows might not work properly if I do?

  2. #2
    metla
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    Default Re: Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    No warning ever stopped me,id delete em.

  3. #3
    Peter H
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    Default Re: Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    You CANNOT delete these folders, but you can delete all the contents.
    Bye

  4. #4
    ssssss
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    Default Re: Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    Peter H,
    You must have misunderstood me Peter.
    I have just tried deleting one of my folders called 'letters', which now is called a system folder, and it did delete, even though it now has one of these ini files in it. It also restored frome the recycle bin again, when I wanted it too.

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    Mike
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    Default Re: Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    Yeah you can delete the desktop.ini files no problem, if they're not there then windows just uses the default display for them. As to why they've become system folders I don't know, but it probably has something to do with that file. Just delete them - I mean if you created them then nothing critical to Windows should be in them right?

    Happy deleting

    Mike.

  6. #6
    ssssss
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    Default Re: Some of my 'My Docs' folders have become SYSTEM folders

    thanks everybody

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