Windows – Hide desktop.ini for the desktop view only; still show hidden and system files

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Is it possible to hide desktop.ini on the desktop, but show it when viewed in Windows Explorer?

Essentially, I need to be able to see hidden and system files when using Windows Explorer, but I don't like the two desktop.ini files on my desktop (using Windows 7, 8, and 8.1). Is there a way to hide those two files on the desktop only?

Best Answer

It turns out that deleting Desktop.ini was the best solution. It does not regenerate frequently enough to be annoying.