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bio website youtube.com/user/EpicDavi
location Spring, TX
age 16
visits member for 1 year, 5 months
seen Mar 6 at 6:30

Hello, I am a high school student who is interested in computer science.


Nov
21
comment Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
@vgoff Yes, I deleted the file and restarted my computer and it looks like no harm was done.
Nov
21
revised Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
Another update
Nov
21
comment Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
@vgoff like Sane said, the visible file is in the public desktop directory while the non-visible one is on my user's directory. When I use the dir /a on my desktop it only shows one file. I can see in the properties panel in both files that they are .ini. I don't believe this is a virus because I just got security scanner directly from Windows Update.
Nov
21
comment Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
@vgoff Both files (hidden and not) are .ini files. I have multiple security programs on my computer, such as anti-virus programs and malware removal, and have used all of them to determine that I do not have a virus. I am the only account on the computer. It would be helpful if you would explain how to fix/what you mean by "hiding registered extensions". Thanks for the suggestions though.
Nov
21
awarded  Editor
Nov
21
revised Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
More information / Update
Nov
21
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
21
comment Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion
@Sane Yes, it seems you are right. The one that is, I guess, not a system file seems to be in the "Public" desktop folder. Interesting...
Nov
21
awarded  Analytical
Nov
21
asked Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion