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Win 8 Auto Opening desktop.ini in Notepad

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Win 8 Auto Opening desktop.ini in Notepad

    When I switch on my desktop pc it appears to load thebios and roll straight into loading Win 8 alright. The Win 8 loading part firstshows just a quick flicker of a desktop I donít recognise but I think itís nota bug but was just created as an admin install desktop by the shop people whenthey upgraded my pc from Win XP to Win 8. The Win 8 tiled start screen for my account(an admin one) then appears. It looks alright. I then click on the daisy flowerpicture tile to go on to get my XP lookalike desktop. What happens then is veryfast, but it seems like two Notepad windows open on my desktop and then mydesktop icons all appear. The two Notepad windows are identical in size and position,half screen size and central. They look like only one because Win 8 puts the secondone exactly on top of the first one. Both Notepad windows have exactly the sameentry:

    One blank line below which are these two lines
    Notepadís cursor appears resting at the left hand end of thisline

    After I close both Notepads everything on my pcappears to work normally. But does anyone know please how to stop them appearingas its obvious they shouldnít be doing so? Iím not sure if Win 8 putting up twoof them is something to do with Win 8 briefly putting up the shopís desktop beforeit gets to my start and then my desktop.

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    Are your folder options set to show protected operating system files? If so, check the Startup folder, see if there is a copy of desktop.ini there. If yes, delete it.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Hi Ztruker,

    Many thanks for responding.There are 4 each Start Menue and Start-up folders on my pc. See list below. Iassumed you meant Start-up folder No 8 below and deleted the desktop.ini filein that one. When I rebooted, this time only one Notepad opened on my desktop, butstill showing a desktop.ini with the line that ends ‘87. Should I delete the threeother copies of desktop.ini with the ‘87 line in folders 5, 6 and 7 please. Alsoshould I delete the four dektop.ini with the ’86 line in the Start Menu folders– Those four don’t seem to be causing any trouble, I’m not getting any tiles orNotepads opening up showing the ’86 line on the Win 8 Start page, it’s beenonly the ’87 line appearing on the desktop page.

    1) C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenuLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21786

    2) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start MenuLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21786

    3) C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenuLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21786

    4) C:\Users\Albert\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenuLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21786

    5) C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Start-upLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

    6) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Start-upLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

    7) C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Start-upLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

    8) C:\Users\Albert\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Start-upLocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
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