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Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CDobyns, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. CDobyns

    CDobyns Thread Starter

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    I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

    While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

    Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Can you post a screenshot?
     
  3. Tufenuf

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  4. CDobyns

    CDobyns Thread Starter

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    Sure. It's a little small, but does this help any?

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  5. Phantom010

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    Never seen that before. Have you read Tufenuf's question?
     
  6. Tufenuf

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    Did you see my Reply #3 regarding if you use MozyHome to backup files?

    Here's the solution if you do.

    I went to the Options and checked "Disable icon overlays in Windows Explorer" and the checkmarks, exclamation points disappeared. This is from the link I posted.

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=246654

    Tufenuf
     
  7. CDobyns

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    Sorry, a little "time lapse" between reading and posting the screenshot - but I've got it now. And yes, I use Mozy as a file backup and I know it co-opts Windows Explorer as some sort of virtual drive, as an option to restore files from the backup set. So, I'll assume the checkmark is an indication that the file has been "pinged" and is (or isn't) included in the backup set.

    I'm marking this one Solved. Thanks!
     
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