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Have ini and db files on my desktop-where do they belong?

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    Windows 8.1

    Have ini and db files on my desktop-where do they belong?


    I just got 8.1 on a new laptop. Windows had been updating and at the end I found these files on the desktop: desktop.ini (2 the same) and Thumbs.db. Where do I put them so they function as they should (I'm assuming that I shouldn't just delete them) and how do I do that?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi lynyl, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    Are the files somewhat translucent? If so they should be hidden:
    (when hidden they pose no threat)
    Folder Options - Add or Remove View Items in Windows 8

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Did it and they are gone - thanks for the help!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You're welcome.
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Have ini and db files on my desktop-where do they belong?
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