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Blue Arrows everywhere??

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Navale, Feb 10, 2019.

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  1. Navale

    Navale Thread Starter

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    I am on a PC with Windows 10 and today all files on my computer have two small blue arrows in the top right corner of the icon.

    What is this and how do I get rid of it? Is it a problem? I googled and it is something to do with compression it seems but how has it happened - maybe a kid on my desktop?

    many thanks in advance.
    Navale
     
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    Can you take a picture of it?
     
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    There are some reports with Windows 10 1803 & 1809 that a recent windows update has caused this behaviour by design. It apparently only happens on smaller hard discs when windows detects a low amount of space on the primary drive, which will mean that there isn't enough free space to store the needed temp files or downloads for windows update.
    It might be something to do with the new storage sense settings in 1809 https://www.techrepublic.com/articl...te-how-to-use-the-new-storage-sense-features/
     
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    Hi Derek,

    It seems you may be right. The hard drive only has 12 GB left on it. I have another drive though that seems to have plenty of space?
    Should I leave the arrows like that? How can I use the other drive
    Thanks for that advice its not the first time you have helped me and its much appreciated.
    Mike

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