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Dropbox app - desktop.ini

Dropbox app - desktop.ini

AmyL
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, I installed the Desktop app and it keeps creating a desktop.ini file on my desktop. Is there a way to prevent that?

 

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Re: Dropbox app - desktop.ini

Walter
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Hi @AmyL; welcome to our Community!

Do you happen to have enabled the hidden files to be shown on your computer by any chance?

Can you send us a screenshot of how it looks like on your end so that we can have a visual too?

Thanks so much, Amy!

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Re: Dropbox app - desktop.ini

Walter
Dropboxer
Hi @AmyL; welcome to our Community!

Do you happen to have enabled the hidden files to be shown on your computer by any chance?

Can you send us a screenshot of how it looks like on your end so that we can have a visual too?

Thanks so much, Amy!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Stop Dropbox from creating desktop.ini

rpadilla65
New member | Level 2

We use a Dropbox folder tm import files into a system. The importer checks the older every minute for new files and if the files match import rules the files are imported, if not they are renamed to include _REJECTED at the end of the file's extension. Dropbox creates a desktop.ini file in the folder and the importer is constantly processing and rejecting the file. There is no way to tell the system to ignore files, has anyone ound a way to stop Dropbox from creating a dektop.ini file? I tried a registry edit but it does not work.

 

Thanks,

 

R. Padilla

Re: Stop Dropbox from creating desktop.ini

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @rpadilla65; thanks for posting on our Community!

As your question seems to echo the one the OP posed in this thread, I just merged your post in this topic.

Can you take a look at my questions above and let me know what you find when you get the chance?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Dropbox app - desktop.ini

AmyL
Explorer | Level 4

I changed it not to show hidden items so now it isn't visible. Thanks!

Re: Dropbox app - desktop.ini

Walter
Dropboxer
Glad to hear this helped, Amy.

See you around the Community and take care! 

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