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Windows 7: Strange symbols on Desktop Shortcuts.

18 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
Strange symbols on Desktop Shortcuts.

I'm having a weird issue. i'm not sure where or why but these symbols on my shortcuts are changing to things like a lock, a grey X, a green Check mark, or two people next to each other there are a couple of Pics attached. they seem to only appear intermittently.

I am currently Running Windows 7 ultimate. X64. 8 GB ram, intel i5-2500k

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18 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Have you scanned for viruses, malware etc.
If not do so.

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18 Feb 2012   #3

win 7 ( 64 bit)

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18 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

All are perfectly normal, a lock has to do with permissions, a gray x has to do with unavailable shares or drives, a green check is telling you files or folders are not backed up yet, from a program you installed possibly norton.

Google is your friend, do a little digging and you will find explanations for each.
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