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Windows 7: Blue ? on desktop icon for backup external hard drive

07 Jan 2012   #1
tj1301

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Blue ? on desktop icon for backup external hard drive

Hello

I just noticed this on my desktop. I was curious as to what it means and how to remove it. I can access the drive no problem.
Thanks


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07 Jan 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TJ,

Could you post a screenshot of this to help clarify what you mean by blue?

If you mean blue text for it's name, then that means that it is compressed.
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07 Jan 2012   #3
tj1301

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

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Size:  24.4 KBHello Brink
I hope this worked


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07 Jan 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok. The blue question mark on the shortcut indicates "unknown drive".

Since it's a shortcut, you might see if you may be able to manually change the icon to get rid of it.
Shortcut - Change Icon
That, or try creating a new shortcut for the drive.
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