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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate Explorer ICON

30 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate Explorer ICON

Can anyone help me. Just started using Windows 7 Ultimate. I see the Windows 7 Explorer ICON with a blue handle at the bottom of the ICON. Does this mean my files are being shared with everyone? If so, how can I stop sharing files and folders?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

If you are referring to the "curly" blue arrow, all that indicates is that you are looking at a shortcut to the file.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Apr 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Fame, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe he's referring to this left icon below instead.

Fame, your answer is that it's just the new Windows Explorer icon (left) in Windows 7 instead of the old one from Vista and XP (right). The blue handle is a folder holder, and does not indicate that you are sharing them. :)
Windows 7 Ultimate Explorer ICON-libraries-2.pngWindows 7 Ultimate Explorer ICON-computer.png
Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thank you for your answer concerning the blue handle being the folder handle. The blow up of the icon makes it easy to see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Fame. :)
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