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Windows 7: "UIC" printed on folder icon

14 Jun 2011   #1
0rni0no

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"UIC" printed on folder icon

Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum. Wondering if I could get some help!

I have some standard folder icons with the letters "UIC" printed over them. I know this has something to do with NTFS settings but I can't figure out what...

Your help is appreciated.


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14 Jun 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What? Why no image? I've never heard of seen such a thing so I doubt it is some "NTFS settings"
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14 Jun 2011   #3
0rni0no

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oops sorry I'm new . See attached.

The reason I say it's related to NTFS is because when I fiddle around with security permissions I can get it to disappear... but I can't figure out what the logic is.


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"UIC" printed on folder icon-uic-icons.jpg 
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14 Jun 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I never seen that....unless you have altered the default themes and whatnot of Windows...
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14 Jun 2011   #5
0rni0no

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't believe I have. Don't know what I could have done. I'll take a closer look and if I come up with something I'll post it.
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14 Jun 2011   #6
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Those hidden system folders should be with a little gold lock at left bottom of the icon by default
(NOT what you have).

I guess, somebody/something had modified that on your computer.

Use SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
as well as antivirus scan to make sure everything is ok.


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"UIC" printed on folder icon-hs.png 
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14 Jun 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Absolutely nothing found through Google. Which permissions settings make the UIC (UIą?) go away?
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14 Jun 2011   #8
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Looks like mystery is solved.
My guess - this computer belongs to University of Illinois at Chicago and they have changed system icons.

Proof: http://www.uic.edu/uic/favicon.ico
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14 Jun 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Looks like mystery is solved.
My guess - this computer belongs to University of Illinois at Chicago and they have changed system icons.

Proof: http://www.uic.edu/uic/favicon.ico
I had found a reference to this also, but then figured, nah.
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14 Jun 2011   #10
0rni0no

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

The overlay is definitely appearing/disappearing according to the following:

Lock icon: This means that you have a private item in a non-private directory. This indicates that it is a file or folder with special permissions & that the user is restricted from performing some operations on that file or folder.

Source: The overlay icons in Windows 7 | The Windows Club


As Neutron16 pointed out the overlay icon should be a padlock instead of "UIC".

The thing is that I have absolutely no connection to UIC so I'm completely baffled as to how that's happened :S

I also ran SFC and there were no errors. I'm going to run a virus scan...
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