[Lvlug] Re: foobar windows desktop
dann s washko
dann at thelinuxlink.net
Wed Jul 20 18:28:19 EDT 2005
Faber Fedor wrote:
> On 20/07/05 16:01 -0400, Dann S. Washko wrote:
>>But it does not stop there. I created a new directory on the desktop
>>and named it Startup. It would not let me delete this directory either.
>> I had to drop down to a dos window and rename the directory before I
>>could delete it.
>>We tried this on two other machines with the same results. You have to
>>copy the startup directory to the desktop first. Just creating a
>>directory called Startup does not produce these results.
> Don't these two paragraphs contradict each other?
Let me rephrase. Just creating the directory does not cause the problem
initially. But, if you copy the startup directory to the desktop,
then delete it as per the process and create a new directory at a later
date and name this startup you cannot delete this directory in the
normal manner. You have to go through the above process.
Somehow some link remains behind that any directory on the desktop that
is named startup assumes some of the startup directory qualities.
Thinking more on the subject it would seem that whatever mechanism that
when new users are created links their startup directory with the
startup directory in the All Users and Groups is being applied here.
While I have not tested this yet, I suspect if you copy the startup
directory to anywhere else on the system you would get the same results.
Dann S. Washko
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