Fix for Desktop.ini opening automatically on Windows 7 build 7057 startup

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If you’re using Windows 7 build 7057, you must have noticed the bug where a desktop.ini file opens up automatically every time you start up Windows. It can get rather annoying and can’t be turned off from msconfig. Thanks to Chris there’s a rather simple fix for this.

  1. Navigate to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
  2. Delete desktop.ini
  3. Navigate to C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
  4. Delete desktop.ini if present.

That should stop the file from opening now.

Update: Instead of deleting the desktop.ini files, you can just set their attributes to hidden. Thanks to Andre for the tip in comments.

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  1. Hi,

    don’t delete the files!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Set the attribut of the desktop.ini in C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup to hidden!!


  2. Thanks Imran and Andre
    Imran for providing this
    and Andre for say not to delete the files stupid me did but I restored them…

    Again Thanks this is a bug report you should send to microsoft
    too bad they removed the send feedback in build 7057

    1. Glad to be of help. Build 7057 is a leaked build and wasn’t supposed to be in our hands. I guess this is the reason it doesn’t have the ‘send feedback’ link and has the minor desktop.ini bug as well.

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