#1
Turned on the laptop and there they were. staring me in the face with their beady eyes.

I'm not much of a techy, so quite simply...
What are they, why are they, and how the hell do I remove them?




Try to keep solutions in beyond laymans terms.

Thanks!
#2
That is such a cute cat omgomgomgomgomgomg I could die of cuteness overload
Sat in a lab, curing diseases. They actually LET me play with chemicals!
#5
they are desktop .ini files, pretty un important, if u wanna not see them any more u need to go in to any folder and go to tool/options and find a button that say dont view hidden files.
#6
Go to folder options and uncheck "show hidden operating system files" or something like that.

Also nice cat.
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#7
New briefcase is full of My girlfriends college stuff. Nothing secretive

Not my cat. Wish it was though

Can I open folder options from the desktop? No biggie I'll just do it in a folder anyway. Just curious.
#9
I love it when you vaguely tell a non-savvy person how to fix their computer and they can do it!

You sir, Win! You get everything! Good day!

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#10
This hidden file thing isn't working. I'm using windows XP if that helps. I've done this before, but I'm not getting any options regarding hidden files?

I'm going something like this

Folder>right click>Customize this folder> blah blah blah

The "hidden" box is NOT checked. I've clicked every option tab and i'm getting no
"do not show hidden files" button.

Thoughts?
#11
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You sir, Win! You get everything! Good day!


i have to return the prize i'm afraid. I solved approximately nothing here.
#12
ACTUALLY

you need to go to start -> control panel -> folder options

click the 'view' tab and click the radio button that says "do not show hidden files and folders"
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How about actually doing something rather than asking everyone here questions?
#13
ps - that doesnt look like XP to me.....
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How about actually doing something rather than asking everyone here questions?
#15
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i have to return the prize i'm afraid. I solved approximately nothing here.


I don't have vista (win 7), but it's probably fairly similar.

Control Panel->folder options

click 'view' tab, then look for the "hide protected operating files" checkbox.

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#16
Problem Solved!

Thanks a lot guys! Virtual cookies and A beverage of your choosing for all!

One more question?
I've never seen those files before. Are they always there or did I do something to summon them?
#17
That's what I was going to ask about, might do some googling and report back.
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#19
if you browsed into the desktop via explorer and had files there explorer would have generated thumbnails for the icons and created those .ini files

if you did some weird customisation of your folders to add background images or so on it also might have created them then, although i don't see why it would have created two of the same thing


you can open them with notepad or something to see whats contained within them if you're really curious about why they are there

you could also delete them if you wanted they are not important (might make things look more default but i doubt it)
#20
Turns out I'm using Vista! Who knew!?!

Yeah I added a few background images, as for weird customization... Not so much.

If I opened them I wouldn't know what I'm looking at anyway, so I probably won't bother! I'm also wary of deleting system files (which these look like) So I'll probably just leave them hidden.

My main concern is that I haven't blown up the laptop, or been attacked by some malicious virus wielding bastard (Hence the spybot running).
#22
Used to own a bandit. But that was like 7 years ago. I'm rocking a marshall these days.

Why so?

Does peavey gear download dodgy software while you sleep?