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How to get Windows to read copied desktop.ini file?

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I have a folder with a custom icon and its setting is stored in desktop.ini I believe. I wanted to apply that same icon to a bunch of folders. So I thought simply copying desktop.ini to any other folder would do the job, but Windows Explorer doesn't update the folder icon by reading from the newly copied desktop.ini file.

How to get Windows to read copied desktop.ini file?
asked Aug 26, 2016 by laggingreflex  

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Apply the read-only attribute for each folder. From a Command Prompt window, type:

attrib +r path\folder

This will make Explorer process the desktop.ini file for that folder.

answered Aug 26, 2016 by w32sh