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My folders have a Desktop icon on them

On my Server 2012 R2, I have a \\server\users share.  Under \users are subfolders for each user in AD.

Some of the folders in there have the Desktop icon on them.

What does that mean?  I know it can't be good.  

:)

Thanks

Cliff
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crp0499
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
If you turned on the option to show hidden files (this is not the default)  *and* turned on the option to hide fike extensions (that *is* the default) then you will see a "desktop" file in many folders. It is a hidden system file, is actually called desktop.ini, so appears as "desktop" of the extension is hidden and hidden files are made visible. This .ini file just saves preferences to explorer layout and various other tidbits on a per-folder basis so when a folder is re-opened, those preferences are remembered. Perfectly normal and not a sign of a problem.

-Cliff
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
As the administrator you should put a deny rule on desktop.ini for administrators, The users will not see it on their machines and you don't need to see it on your administrative machine
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