I just got a new computer with Windows 7.
At some point after turning on the Show hidden files option, I noticed that there seem to be a ton of cabinet files on my desktop. They only show up in dialog boxes (browsing to open a file or upload, etc.), but NOT on the actual desktop.
The cab files have names like
Mar2008_XAudio_x64.cab, so they look like various program config files, but what are they doing on my desktop? Should they be there, and why do they only show up sometimes?