I tried downloading both tools, neither found any applications that have the icon next to them nor file types with that icon.
Note: I have set the default application (for a test) for some PNG files to be PBRUSH and others Windows Media Player, but they both get the same icon.
Note: I was about to say that JPG files have the same icon over it (the right chevron).
However: I found a directory with some JPG files that have a green icon with a checkmark on it. When copying the file, the copy gets a blue chevron icon vs. the original file with the green checkmark.
One more thing: I checked the properties of each file and they appear to have the same properties, but NOTE THIS: The Backup tab in the file properties shows the same icon in the STATE field. Note that the other information about the backup time etc. appears to be the same.
So now I have a clue and further confusion. Is the icon related to the state in some way and what does it mean if so? In any case, I still don't want to show it.
One more tidbit, other files, not just graphics have the icon. TXT files will show the chevron also.
Finally, I just poked about in a lot of directories. It seems that this phenomenon only exists in the user directories that are not in the default windows locations.
That is, I moved user directory to another drive outside of the windows installation drive.
So, my interim conclusion is that this is a Windows 7 feature. All my files and directories have been working just fine, but now that I think about it, these icons started appearing several days ago after I made the move off C:
I plan to keep the user directory OFF the C: drive, but would certainly like to know how to turn off these strange icons.