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Remove File Desktop.ini


What is this on my desktop icon? "Desktop.ini" and when i try to delete it, it says, "if you remove this file, windows or another programs may not longer work correctly" this happened when i plugged in my pendrive and there's too much of viruses which i've scanned and deleted.

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; For 16-bit app support

[386enh]

Woafont=dosapp. Fon

Ega80woa. Fon=ega80woa. Fon

Ega40woa. Fon=ega40woa. Fon

Cga80woa. Fon=cga80woa. Fon

Cga40woa. Fon=cga40woa. Fon

[Drivers]

Wave=mmdrv.dll

Timer=timer. Drv

[Mci]
 
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