This is really 2 questions:
- Dropbox is replacing my custom desktop.ini files randomly. (mostly in the top directory.) Some say this occurs when the containing folder is accessed from dropbox on another device, but it hasn't happened with SOME folders (accessed today) (and didn't happen to some of my top-level folders until about 2 weeks ago The last one changed today. No one has accessed it. (The icon files are in the same folder as the desktop.inis.)
I am seriously furious that dropbox is changing my settings. Is there a way to stop it? I put those icons there so I can find the folders. Dropbox is changing them ON MY PC, so my folder identification is removed. Would really appreciate a solution as I have thousands of folders!
I've tried attributes RHAS on the desktop.ini file, and R on the containing folder, they don't seem to stop it. (Maybe there is some registry fix, like for the green overlays on the folder icons?)
- I would like to be able to view my custom folder icons in explorer from my other PCs (W10) on dropbox. Dropbox says it doesn't sync desktop.ini (https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/syncing-uploads/files-not-syncing) but that doesn't seem to be true-it syncs its overwritten desktop.ini files onto my PC! (Unless dropbox on my PC is doing it??)