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Desktop.ini In Folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit

    How To Fix Desktop.ini In Folder?


    Today I was trying to customize my user folder using desktop.ini method. I replaced the desktop.ini in my USER folder then restarted the laptop again. I noticed there was no change and decided to delete the file. Upon restarting my PC I right-clicked when inside the folder and clicked "Customize this folder..." , then an error appeared stating "The properties for this item is not available." Click image for larger version
    I have tried to google my problem but most of them are ways to hide desktop.ini. Are there any ways for me to fix the error?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Have a look in your recycle bin for the original file. If it's there, restore it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit


    nope, there's nothing in the recycle bin because I usually shift-deleted most files. I have tried sfc /scannow and system restore. Then I tried creating a new user and backing up the desktop.ini file from there but the account also had the same problem. So far, the problem still exist.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't have any other suggestions at this time. Normally when you delete a desktop.ini file Windows just creates a new one. I haven't messed with any in a key folder like you have though.
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