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Windows 7: Strange half icon on desktop

29 Mar 2010   #1
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Strange half icon on desktop

I'm clutching at straws here, I think but suddenly part of an icon came up at the bottom right of my screen whilst I was scanning one of my external hard drives. I managed to capture it with the snipping tool just before it mysteriously disappeared, not to be seen again, I hope. I have checked the date on my PC and it has not leaped forward to 1st April
Here it is:

Any ideas


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29 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like it's part of the scanning software.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

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Type notification in search. You can see all the various notifications that can be shown.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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This looks more like a bubble than a notification icon. My guess would also be that it is from the program you ran. Many programs announce that way that they are starting or ending something e.g. Macrium, Format Factory, etc. The bubble usually disappears after a few seconds.
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29 Mar 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Type notification in search. You can see all the various notifications that can be shown.
Turns out to be the "Dell DataSafe Local Backup" icon. Many thanks for such a prompt response.
Have reported as "Resolved" That must be close to the record for resolving an issue!
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29 Mar 2010   #6
richc46

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TY for reporting back. You have been here a while, you know that is our real reward.
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29 Mar 2010   #7
richc46

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TY so much Mitch. Easy post for so much Rep. Ty, buddy.
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29 Mar 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Turns out to be the "Dell DataSafe Local Backup" icon.
I was going to point out that the text being displayed should be a clue.
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