Windows 10: Windows Explorer icon with RED X in notification area.

  1.    08 Jan 2016 #1

    Windows Explorer icon with RED X in notification area.


    From the Windows 7 forum.
    tlrsr said: View Post
    Good morning people!
    I have an issue I would like some help with. Every time I reboot my computer, a Windows Explorer icon with a red X appears in the notification area. When I click on it, it disappears and Windows Explorer opens. It remains gone until the computer is restarted. It first appeared about 4 months ago and I believe it was after some Windows security updates. It isn't causing a problem, I just want to be rid of it. It's annoying! Anyone have a solution?
    I have this exact same problem with my Windows 10 64 system. I was thinking that it started when I recently tried out Bitdefender IS, but am not sure. I have not found any solution yet. Is there an answer?
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  2.    08 Jan 2016 #2

    You sure that's not your network icon?
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    EL Capitan
       08 Jan 2016 #3

    Sounds more like Malware or Network. Need a picture that shows it.
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  4.    08 Jan 2016 #4

    This icon will stay in the tray until I click it and it shows My Computer. This is what it looks like.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails redx.jpg  
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    EL Capitan
       08 Jan 2016 #5

    That looks like the disconnected shared drive icon.

    When asked for the picture, we need the whole taskbar, no problem on this, since it is the same icon on all Windows distro, until you reconnect to a share.
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