Red X appears in place of shortcut symbol on desktop icons
I have a client who suddenly got a red X to appear on her desktop icons instead of the shortcut symbol. Everything seems to work fine, its just annoying more than anything. Any ideas on why this happened? I would assume if I went and deleted the shortcut symbols, the Xs would go away as well.
Last edited by Brink; 11 Dec 2011 at 08:00 PM..
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Did Brink's tutorial solve your problem? If not, here's another possible suggestion. Red X's often have something to do with Java. You might want to check with the Java (Sun) website to be sure your Java is working properly and that you have the latest version installed.
First, to see if you have a Java app currently working within your system, go to: Java + You Under the big red /Free Java Download’ button in smaller print is a link to a Java scan called: "Do I have Java?" Let Java scan your machine and see what the results are. If the scan says your machine doesn't have Java installed click the option to install the latest Java version. If the scan says you already have a previous version of Java installed, you can go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall it.
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Red X appears in place of shortcut symbol on desktop icons problems?