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  1. rhamon

    rhamon Thread Starter

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    an icon named "~" pops up on my desktop every day. I have deleted it many times but it always comes back. I think it is caused by 2003 Norton Anti-Virus but I am not sure. I think I remember reading somewhere about a fix for the problem when I didn't have it. Now I have the problem on three computers and I need to know how to fix it.
     
  2. Schnitzu

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    Instead of deleting it, can you right-click on it and select "properties"? That might give some insight as to what it is, where it is located, etc.
     
  3. mobo

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    Its actually due to outlook express and what you can do is check for updates .
     
  4. muddman

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    this gets created everytime a new contact is added to outlook express I dont knoow if bug has been corrected but its safe to delete.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Instead of deleting it, you may want to rename it something like "backup.wab". It is a backup to your address book and can be saved in My Documents or elsewhere in case you ever need it.
     
  6. Alwill

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    This article has a full explanation of the errant tilde (~) file.
     
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