I am using Microsoft's SyncToy in Windows 7 to do backups between several locations, including my desktop. Unfortunately, SyncToy stores metadata in hidden .dat files that it leaves wherever it backs up to or from. I hate seeing this file on my desktop, but I don't want to hide hidden files. I am wondering if I could move it offscreen so I don't have to see it most of the time. I know this happens unintentionally occasionally, but I've never tried to do it intentionally. I am already at the maximum screen resolution so any solution that involves changing that probably won't work.
Click on the desktop with the secondary mouse button to open the context menu, select
If you don't have anything on your desktop but those
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You can use a software called fences. It adds the same function a cell phone has to switch between desktops (as when you slide your finger on the screen from side to side). You would just move that file to the desktop on the left or right.
See here for that specific function http://youtu.be/w9-xDAnfYlI?t=1m41s
Or you can swap to a software called syncback for your backups