[Samba] Avoiding the desktop.ini notepad popup on startup, and other hidden files.

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at skylineaero.com
Thu Sep 23 23:38:48 GMT 2004

Samuel Partida wrote:
> Hi there, we had some problems with that issue, i know it is covered and i 
> solved it with veto file = /*ktop.ini/ etc...
> But now i'm thinking about it again, it's because Windows XP saves  some 
> metainformation in some hidden files, one of them is desktop.ini, which is 
> very annoying because notepad is opened on every user session, but, there is 
> another file, thumbs.db, it becomes visible on remote shares and roaming 
> profiles.

The following line is from one of the emails from the thread the other day 
regarding this. I don't recall anyone saying to use 'veto file'.

hide files = /desktop.ini/ntuser.ini/NTUSER.*/

Andrew Gaffney
Network Administrator
Skyline Aeronautics, LLC.

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