Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 08:41 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows A little earlier than expected, Microsoft has already released the Windows 7 release candidate to the general public. The Redmond company had already put the RC up for download on TechNet and MSDN, but from now on, everyone can download it. I've already updated all my Windows machines to the RC, so let's take a quick look at what I found. Note: The Windows XP Mode beta is also set to arrive today, but has not yet been made available. We'll update this item accordingly once it's released. Update: The Windows XP Mode beta is also available. Get it now!
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Bug or by design?
by Chatbox on Thu 7th May 2009 08:55 UTC
Chatbox
Member since:
2007-03-06

Using W7RC1.

I've enabled Explorer to show hidden files. Then on the desktop, now I have two "desktop.ini" icons.

One belongs to "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" and the other belongs to "C:\Users\<myUserID>\Desktop" (after checking the files' properties).

Is this supposed to happen? Two icons with the same name to appear on the Desktop? It can be somewhat confusing until the user check the file's properties to find its actual path. Seems like the user's Desktop is a logical composition of two directories/folders.

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RE: Bug or by design?
by deathshadow on Thu 7th May 2009 11:34 in reply to "Bug or by design?"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

They are separate files, though to see them you did NOT choose show hidden files, you unchecked 'hide protected operating system files' - not quite the same thing.

I usually go with show hidden but hide protected unless I really need access to those files - which to be honest I've really NOT needed since I moved away from 32 bit XP.

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