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mark c
06-05-2004, 11:40 AM
Every time I go to clear out the temp internet files, the ones under Content IE 5 there is this icon called desktop.ini in each of the alphanumeric files.

I cautiuosly deleted one then two now I do the whole lot, overriding the warning that "this is a system file. One or other of your programs may stop...." etc etc. This is a very minor issue.....

(*sigh* I only have minor computer issues. Maybe I should be more reckless)

Anyway, just wondering why it keeps popping up in those files, just a puzzle, that's all. TIA :D

godfather
06-05-2004, 12:04 PM
The .ini file simply dictates how you have configured that particular folder to display. Or allows you to change the folder display properties.

But that does depend on what OS you are running, and you don't say (XP assumed)

Jim B
06-05-2004, 12:37 PM
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> But that does depend on what OS you are running, and
> you don't say (XP assumed)

Not likely to be XP if using IE 5
mark c time you upgraded to IE 6 unless you are still using W95

godfather
06-05-2004, 12:49 PM
Wrong actually, Jim B.

The x.IE5 folder designation is widely used in IE6.

These folders all contain a desktop.ini file.

mark c
06-05-2004, 12:50 PM
Oh thanks for that Godfather and Jim B.

Win98se.

I see what they're about now. I thought perhaps they were installation files that got lost. Thanks for yr replies :D

mark c
06-05-2004, 12:52 PM
And a tip for everyone including myself.......

desktop.ini

in the Pressf1 search will bring up heaps of good stuff. :D

Jim B
06-05-2004, 01:37 PM
> Wrong actually, Jim B.
>
> The x.IE5 folder designation is widely used in IE6.
>
> These folders all contain a desktop.ini file.

I see, that really makes a lot of sense.
I got one part right at least.