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Windows 7: Desktop icons with an "X" on them.

25 Feb 2011   #1
000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Desktop icons with an "X" on them.

Hi! When I woke up this morning, my icons were like this.What is this "X"?



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25 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi 000
Do your desktop icons still work as normal? Have you recently installed any new software, games, updates etc?
It would help us to help you if you completed your system specs. If you need help with this please go to Post #4 in this thread;
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html
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25 Feb 2011   #3
000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, they work as normal.I'm just surprised by this "X".

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25 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for putting your system specs on. From that I notice you have SP1 on your OS. Did you install that lately?
Just as a test, try a different desktop theme. Perhaps a simple one like Windows 7 Basic and see if the "X's" are still there!
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25 Feb 2011   #5
000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Did you install that lately?
Yes.2 days ago.
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25 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I'll bet its only shortcuts that have the x on them. Looks like the shortcut overlay got busted. Do you do any modes to try and hide the shortcut arrows?
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25 Feb 2011   #7
000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, but I use CCleaner and Windows 7 Manager to clean and Optimize the system.I think there's maybe a problem with the icon cache or something like that.
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25 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Or that theme maybe? Did you recently change themes? You might want to try a different theme anyway as a test to see if they go back to normal. Id use one of the default windows themes that come bundles with windows.
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25 Feb 2011   #9
000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Restarted the PC and the "X" is gone, but I suspect it's temporary.It appeared during the night, when the PC is not in use, but still working.I have a bad feeling about this.

Anyway - Thanks for your support.I'll come back later.
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25 Feb 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Think positive and don't worry. If they come back just post here and we will help you solve the problem!
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