JSI Tip 6769. When you logon to Windows XP, Notepad opens one or more documents containing '[.ShellClassInfo]' and '[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787'?

The subject behavior occurs because:

1. A Desktop.ini file exists in one or more of the following folders:

<drive:>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
<drive:>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
<drive:>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

where <drive;> is the drive letter that Windows XP is installed on.

2. The Desktop.ini file contains:

\[.ShellClassInfo\]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

To fix this behavior:

1. Start Windows Explorer or My Computer.

2. On the Tools menu, press Folder Options.

3. Select the View tab.

4. Clear the Hide extensions for known file types box and the Hide protected operating system files box. Press Apply and OK.

5. If a Desktop.ini file that contains:

\[.ShellClassInfo\]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

exists at:

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

delete that Desktop.ini file. Press Yes to confirm the deletion.

NOTE: Right-click the Desktop.ini file and press Open to view its' contents.

6. Restart your computer to confirm that the problem is resolved.



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