|File Size:||67 bytes|
|File Modification Date/Time:||2017:05:10 21:47:52+00:00|
|File Inode Change Date/Time:||2018:05:23 20:26:27+00:00|
|Error:||Unknown file type|
Last Updated: 09/05/2018 [Time Required for Reading: 3.5 minutes]
Desktop.ini is considered a type of Windows Initialization file. It is most-commonly used in Office 2010 developed by Microsoft. It uses the INI file extension and is considered a Settings (Windows Initialization) file.
Desktop.ini was first released for Windows Vista Operating System on 11/08/2006 with Windows Vista. The most recent version [file version 2010] was introduced on 06/15/2010 for Office 2010. Desktop.ini is included with Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016.
Please see below for more detailed information, INI file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of desktop.ini.
|General Information ✻|
|File Extension:||INI file extension|
|User Popularity Rating:|
|Developer and Software Information|
|Software Program:||Office 2010|
|File Size (Bytes):||67|
|Oldest File Date:||09/18/2006|
|Latest File Date:||05/10/2017|
Desktop.ini file errors often occur during the startup phase of Office, but can also occur while the program is running. These types INI errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Office is running. Here are some of the most common desktop.ini runtime errors:
Program: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\desktop.ini
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
Most INI errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your desktop.ini file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Office), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, desktop.ini file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Office, system crash while loading or saving desktop.ini, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.
If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your desktop.ini issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.
To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
If the Step 1 fails to resolve the desktop.ini error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.
You can uninstall Office software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Office software.
If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.
When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many desktop.ini error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:
If Windows Update failed to resolve the desktop.ini error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.
If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate desktop.ini file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free desktop.ini files for every applicable version of Office. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:
If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 7.
GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve desktop.ini problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.
CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying desktop.ini to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Office INI files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing desktop.ini and all other INI files for Office. An incorrectly installed INI file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.