I think the Live File System is used on re-writeable disks. You still use
NTFS on your hard drive, and it might even be a modified version of NTFS.
But that shouldn't be this issue.
To stop seeing desktop.ini files, you need to re-hide hidden folders and
hide protected operating system folders under folder options. I believe what
has happened is that you have copied a folder to the cd burner to burn a
data cd, then it was burned, the desktop.ini folder is another cd burn job
that you won't let complete, so it keeps waiting for you to insert a
burnable disk to burn the file to it. You just need to find a way to cancel
the job or delete it or something. But I think re-hiding protected operating
system files should help. (In Windows Explorer, "Organize" > "Folder
Options" > "View" tab > check "Hide protected operating system files
(recommended)" and check "Do not show hidden files and folders"
I think that is all I can eke out without physically looking at your
Robert Firth http://www.winvistainfo.org
"Pentium" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it (the need to burn "desktop.ini" every
> time, has to do with "Live File System" - I thought we were still NTFS ?
> "Pentium" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> In the "good 'ol days" - Win 9x - XP, every time I put a CD/DVD into the
>> "drive" we'll call E:/ , (in Windows Explorer) I would see the "disc
>> name", then the contents of the disk. Autoplay can sometimes be a
>> hassle, but at least it recognized there was a disk there and asked you
>> how "you want to use it".
>> My new HP a6120n, Intel Core 2 E4400 Vista Home Premium will not autoplay
>> (even though I've made sure and saved the settings to do so), and when I
>> click the drive in WE or "Computer" up pops "burn to disk" with the date,
>> and "format this disk" with today's date and in WE there's a
>> "desktop.ini" waiting to be burned.
>> If I tell it to format it says the disk is write protected, THEN it shows
>> me the contents of the disk. Is there a patch for this bug? Is there an
>> "old fashioned" way to just see the contents again, and auto "ask" me?