"Benjamin Mussler" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Keith Miller MVP <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Did you have an actual instance of a desktop.ini file being burned to a
> No, it seems I was under the false impression that all files marked with
> the small blue arrow would be transferred to the CD when I start the
> burning process.
Good to know it's not burned to the disk. I hadn't tried using Vista
burning until I checked it out to answer your post. I agree the display is
> Besides, when I'm trying to burn the contents of my Documents folder to
> a CD, Windows asks me if I want to overwrite the existing desktop.ini
> file or not. If I choose "Copy and Replace" I end up with a desktop.ini
> file with a small blue arrow, just like I do if I choose "Don't copy".
> While both files look exactly the same, the former one will be burned
> to the CD while the latter one will not. I think this is confusing, but
> maybe it is just a matter of getting used to it.
I've noticed confusing messages just copying a folder that had a desktop.ini
to a new, empty folder. Vista seems to create or copy the desktop.ini, then
ask if you want to overwrite with the same file. I think it's a minor kink
that MS needs to refine.
> On the other hand, why does Vista not allow me to burn a CD unless there
> are at least two files marked with the small blue arrow (including the
> "virtual" desktop.ini file)? Apparently the logic here is something
> like "There always has to be a desktop.ini which will not be burned so
> unless there is a second file there is nothing to burn at all"?
Quite honestly, you're doing better than I am. Vista insisted I needed to
'format' a CD-R before it could burn to it. It burned a volume label & then
nothing else would go on the disk -- NICE COASTER!!!
> Is there any way to get rid of these "virtual" desktop.ini files (not
> just hiding them via the "Hide protected operating system files"
I'm surprised Vista acts like it needs it. The desktop.ini in question only
changes the display name of the folder.
Now it's behaving differently than it did last night!!!! I'm gonna post
this & then play some more
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]