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Windows 7: Checkboxes on Win7 desktop icons - need it removed, tried folder optio

12 Oct 2013   #1
kumarc

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Checkboxes on Win7 desktop icons - need it removed, tried folder optio

I see checkboxes in a green square box at the left bottom corner of desktop icons (for xls, txt, jpg etc.) in Win 7. This is annoying. How do I remove this? Is it a malware? I tried Start > Folder options > View..doesn't work.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions.


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12 Oct 2013   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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12 Oct 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

3rd post in this thread maybe: How do I remove the checkboxes on icons in Win7? - Microsoft Community


1. Press Windows Logo Key + E to open Windows Explorer.
2. Click Organize then Folders and Search Options then View tab.
3. Untick Use checkboxes to select items then hit OK.
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12 Oct 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, he says:" in a green square box at the left bottom corner ". But the option in the view tab in folder and search options produces checkboxes in the left top - and they are not green.
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12 Oct 2013   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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12 Oct 2013   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Shortcut arrow is not the same as the Checkbox. If you follow the directions I posted you get here:

Checkboxes on Win7 desktop icons - need it removed, tried folder optio-no-check-boxes.jpg


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12 Oct 2013   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks Ztruker,

I was thinking out loud. It seems as though OP might have tried the Folder Options. The explanation isn't exactly clear Start > Folder Options > View, so I thought what else might the OP be seeing but described in different terms.

Start > Search Box > Folder Options > View might be more accurate. Eh... we all have shorthand.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kumarc View Post
I see checkboxes in a green square box at the left bottom corner of desktop icons (for xls, txt, jpg etc.) in Win 7. This is annoying. How do I remove this? Is it a malware?
I tried Start > Folder options > View..doesn't work.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
@kumarc,

Do you have any 3rd party backup software or perhaps one provided by your ISP?

Edit: A quick Google for Green Checkbox returned Norton 360, Mozy, and McAfee. When I switched to Google search images, Norton seemed to fit your description.
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12 Oct 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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A screenshot of the problem might help.

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Oops. I didn't notice that Slartybart had already posted the link.
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12 Oct 2013   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

No problem, if OP could show us what they see, .....

You caught me in the middle of my edit trying to solicit more information about the operating environment.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
A screenshot of the problem might help.

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Oops. I didn't notice that Slartybart had already posted the link.
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13 Oct 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

Post back a screenshot of these checkboxes using the Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach in reply box using the paper clip.

If you've already deselected checkboxes in Folder Options then it may be OEM crapware interfering as it does in so many ways, ruining Win7 perfect native performance so most users who buy PC's never get to experience it - until they Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

To find out now establish a Clean Boot, check your System file integrity, check for malware from the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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