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Display all files in a computer besides desktop.ini's

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    Display all files in a computer besides desktop.ini's


    I had found a patch that does it before but I don't remember where.
    and all I've found is attrib desktop.ini +s +h /s
    but even running cmd with admins rights, I get an access denied,
    even using a command environment before reaching windows.

    I need to have access to any files even system files in my computer,
    that's why i'm trying to find the right solution, too bad I haven't saved
    the website where I had seen that patch. I think it was a batch file.

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    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Are you trying to remove it from all folders or just your desktop?

    Ive been looking for a solution since I saw this post, but have not found a real solution.

    This was apparently possible in previous versions of windows.. I saw a reg edit to disable desktop.ini creation, Im testing it now for undesired results.. Ill post as soon as I know if it works and if its safe to do so.
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    I deleted the files on my desktop, they didn't return so far, but when I try to delete other folders, windows warns me about desktop.inis that are still protected in other folders, & I don't know if it's safe to delete them everywhere, but i'd have to take ownership of them all I guess
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Display all files in a computer besides desktop.ini's

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