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Windows 7: Ghost Icons ?

12 Dec 2013   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Ghost Icons ?

Hello,

Several times after creating a WORD document, and at times for other items, a "ghost" icon of the
saved item also shows up in addition to the regular one on the Desktop.

It appears as a very light, washed out, icon.

If I try to open it up to investigate, I get a message that Windows can't open this file.

Any idea why this is created, and what it actually is ?

Thanks,
Bob


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12 Dec 2013   #2
ProstarComputer

Windows 7 UnProfessional x64
 
 

It's information tied to the original file that Windows references when the file is saved. You're seeing it (most likely) because you have the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option enabled. You can change it from within Windows explorer by clicking on Organize/Folder and search options/View (tab)/Don't show hidden files, folders and drives.

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13 Dec 2013   #3
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Thanks for info.
Appreciate it.

Regards,
Bob
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