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Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

Since re downloading dropbox to a windows 10 - dropbox puts a notepad message onto the desktop that says as below.

If it is deleted it then replaces itself.

How does one stop this from happening ?  Did not happen before.

 

Notepad message below:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconResource=C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe,-3704

 

 

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Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Walter
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Have you by any chance enabled hidden files to show on your computer @LCH14

 

 


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Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

Also.   How do you email dropbox support

anyone have an email address for them

Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

It is an  ini  file

Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi there @LCH14; welcome to our Community!

 

This sounds rather weird; could you please send me a screenshot of where you're spotting this so I can have a visual too?

 

Did you happen to notice this in the past as well or it just came up when re-installing the desktop app on your computer? 

 

Any additional information you think might help our investigation is more than welcome! 


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Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks.  This only started from downloading dropbox on a new laptop.  Has not happened before.

Each time I delete the desktop file   it regenerates.

 

 

Screenshot 2020-10-17 14.21.51.png

Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

Any ideas how to get rid of desktop notepad message on my notepad/laptop.

Where are the dropbox support people ?

Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Walter
Dropboxer

Have you by any chance enabled hidden files to show on your computer @LCH14

 

 


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LCH14
Explorer | Level 4

Many thanks.

Thats it !!   Hidden file turned on.

Cheers and well done

Lloyd

Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Walter
Dropboxer

No worries, Lloyd.

 

I'm glad we found the culprit at the end :nerd: 

 

See you around the Community and have a wonderful week ahead! 


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Re: Dropbox puts a notepad file on the Desktop

Chris0103
New member | Level 2

I am having this same issue, however when I check or uncheck the "Hidden" option under properties the icon stays on my desktop and I am not able to remove it. Any ideas?

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