Thursday, 3 July 2008

Desktop.INI

DESKTOP.INI is a standard text file that can be added to any Windows folder to customize certain aspects of the folder's behaviour.
Occasionally DESKTOP.INI is used by other programs for their own settings.

[.ShellClassInfo]
CLSID=CLSID value for creating system and special folders
CLSID2=CLSID value
UICLSID=CLSID value
ConfirmFileOp=0 no special warning when deleting, moving or renaming a read-only or system folder (before XP)
NoSharing=1 prevents the folder from being shared (before XP)
Sharing=1 the folder is shared (XP)
IconFile=path specifies a custom icon for the folder (ico, bmp, exe, dll, icl), example: c:\test.ico
IconIndex=number specifies the index for a custom icon (0=first icon), if negative it is a resource ID
InfoTip=text informational text string or string ID in a resource module, example: @shell32.dll,-12689
HTMLInfoTipFile=file://Comment.htt HyperText file containing InfoTip string (before XP)
URL=http://www.test.com for opening the folder as a web page
Logo=file://C:\WINDOWS\clouds.bmp small logo when you open the folder as a web page
WideLogo=file://C:\WINDOWS\clouds.bmp large logo
LocalizedResourceName=@shell32.dll,-21765 specifies a resource module and the string ID to use as the name of the folder
BuyURL=SamplePictures link which opens when you click Buy Pictures in 'Sample Pictures' folder:
http://windowsmedia.com/redir/xpsample.asp
MusicBuyUrl=url link which opens when you click Buy Music in 'Shared Music' folder
RunWizard=1 used when Windows creates a Briefcase folder
DefaultToFS=0 locks folder (?) used in some History folders
DefaultDropEffect=number default action when you 'Drag and Drop' files in the folder
1 - Copy
2 - Move
4 - Create a shortcut
FolderType=Documents DEFAULT Folder Type if Show Common Tasks in Folders is selected
MyDocuments This works only if the Folder Type is not already placed in the registry
Pictures Place a Desktop.ini file with the FolderType entry in a folder
MyPictures In Explorer, choose Tools, Folder Options and click the View tab,
PhotoAlbum click the button labeled Reset All Folders
Music
MyMusic
MusicArtist
MusicAlbum
Videos
MyVideos
VideoAlbum
UseLegacyHTT
CommonDocuments


[ExtShellFolderViews]
Default={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262} default view
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} folder settings
{8BEBB290-52D0-11d0-B7F4-00C04FD706EC}={8BEBB290-52D0-11d0-B7F4-00C04FD706EC} thumbnail view
{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262} web view


[{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]
PersistMoniker=file://template.htt HyperText Template
WebViewTemplate.NT5=ImgView.htt
PersistMonikerPreview=\web\imgview.htt


[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=C:\WINDOWS\clouds.bmp background picture
IconArea_Text=0x00000000 text color
IconArea_TextBackground=0x00000000 background text color


[{8BEBB290-52D0-11d0-B7F4-00C04FD706EC}]
MenuName=T&humbnails
ToolTipText=T&humbnails
HelpText=Displays items using thumbnail view status bar message
Attributes=0x60000000


[Channel]
CDFURL=http://www.iechannelguide.com/guide.cdf?loc=en_us website
ScreenSaverURL=file://test.htm URL of HTML page to display as screen saver
Logo=file://C:\WINDOWS\web\chang_sl.gif small logo
WideLogo=file://C:\WINDOWS\web\chang_wl.gif large logo
Icon=file://C:\WINDOWS\web\chang.ico


[LocalizedFileNames]
Windows-catalogus.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22075 maps filenames to string values


[Encryption]
Disable=1 disables EFS encryption for the specified folder


[DeleteOnCopy] if you copy the desktop.ini to another location this section will not appear in the copied desktop.ini
Owner=%username% if 'Owner' has a different name than the user's, the folder is labeled with a different user's logon name
Personalized=5
PersonalizedName=My Documents means that without the desktop.ini file, the 'My Documents' folder would be called Documents

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CLSID values: (+ works, - does not work, 0 not usable, ? not tested)

Name Value XP ME 95
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Inbox {00020D76-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} - - +
Cabinet File {0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262} - +0 +0
Taskbar and Start Menu {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1} - + -
Favorites {1A9BA3A0-143A-11CF-8350-444553540000} - +0 -
Assembly {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} + - -
Computer Search Results Folder {1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba} +0 +0 -
My Network Places {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} + + -
My Computer {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} + - -
Control Panel {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} + + +
Printers {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} + + +
Internet {2559a1f4-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} + - -
E-Mail {2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} + - -
The Internet {3DC7A020-0ACD-11CF-A9BB-00AA004AE837} + + +
My Documents {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} +0 +0 -
Start Menu Folder {48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc} + - -
FTP Folder {63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000} +0 - -
Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} + + +
Extensions Manager Folder {692F0339-CBAA-47e6-B5B5-3B84DB604E87} + - -
Folder Options {6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} - + -
Network Connections {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} + - -
Programs Folder {7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a} + - -
Briefcase {85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D} + - -
Briefcase Folder {86747AC0-42A0-1069-A2E6-08002B30309D} +0 - -
Internet Explorer {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} + + +
Setup MSN Internet Access {88667D10-10F0-11D0-8150-00AA00BF8457} - + -
Downloaded Program Files {88C6C381-2E85-11d0-94DE-444553540000} + + +
Network Connections {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48} + + -
Home Networking Wizard {B45EE8BF-8131-47A3-8E6D-92252F331CFF} - + -
Web Folders {BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F} + + -
Add Network Place {D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86} - + -
Tasks {d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf} + + +
Search Results Folder {e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849} +0 +0 -
Scanners and Camera's {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} + + -
Offline Web Pages {F5175861-2688-11d0-9C5E-00AA00A45957} + + +
Scanners and Camera's {FB0C9C8A-6C50-11D1-9F1D-0000F8757FCD} + + -
Composite Folder {FEF10DED-355E-4e06-9381-9B24D7F7CC88} - +0 -
History {FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000} +0 + +

Folder Shortcut {0AFACED1-E828-11D1-9187-B532F1E9575D} + + -

Create a shortcut to a map named TARGET.LNK and place this in a folder with the DESKTOP.INI
When this folder is opened, TARGET.LNK will be executed.


UICLSID values:

Fonts {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534} +0 + +
Temporary Internet Files {7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933} +0 + +


NON-WINDOWS values:

McAfee Fortress 2.0 {0ce45360-6245-11d0-b599-10005a11ba95} ? ? +
McAfee ZIP Manager 1.03 {be504840-6d2e-11d0-a40f-10005a641926} ? ? +
McAfee File Shredder 2.0 {dd7450c0-3e14-11d0-b599-10005a11ba95} ? ? +
McAfee Quick Copy {f59f3760-6fae-11d1-b87d-444553540000} ? ? +

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