Can not find the file desktop.ini

I back up my files each week to an external hard drive. When I get asked if I want to copy the desktop.ini file in the HARD disk. Problem is that I can not find where this file is actually located and therefore can not delete it on the source computer. I would like to remove this file to avoid the annoying question whenever I try to save my computer.

I changed the settings for source computer to view the files and hidden folders. After you perform a file search, the system shows a path to the c:\users\valued customer\appdata\roaming\norton utilities 14.
This folder contains only a log of the entries, none of which can be edited or deleted.
Not sure if I do something wrong by looking for the file "ini".
Does anyone have any suggestions?

You are welcome.

To clarify, I'm not Andy.  I copied and included the link where he was enrolled in its resolution in order to give credit where it is due.

If you don't use Norton, use the uninstall tool to remove all traces of the software.  If she has appeared in the past about the 30 day trial and you disabled, perhaps why the desktop.ini file is displayed.

https://www-secure.Symantec.com/Norton-support/JSP/help-solutions.jsp?docid=20080710133834EN&product=home&PVID=f-home&version=1&LG=English&CT=us

See the solution re: lack of desktop.ini

http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/windows_vista-desktop/lost-file-desktopini-accidentally/bdf19e51-6269-46c2-8a96-16327b1f89de

This fixit deletes the file

Notepad starts with "[.]". "ShellClassInfo] [email protected]%SystemRoot%\System32\Shell32.dll,-21787" when you start your computer

http://support.Microsoft.com/?ID=330132

Places suggested to search for the file

Look here for the desktop.ini

  • : \Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu Menu\Programs\Startup
  • : \Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu run\programs
  • : \Documents and Settings\All Users Menu

Good luck!

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