Windows 10: Icon at top left of desktop


  1. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #1

    Icon at top left of desktop


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    This icon used to be in the form of a folder, but I deleted it and it's come back as a piece of paper. I haven't a clue as to what it's for, because when I click on it, nothing happens.

    Anyone else getting this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 8,324
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Feb 2015 #2

    Wynona said: View Post
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Name:	strange icon top left corner.PNG 
Views:	800 
Size:	8.0 KB 
ID:	12096

    This icon used to be in the form of a folder, but I deleted it and it's come back as a piece of paper. I haven't a clue as to what it's for, because when I click on it, nothing happens.

    Anyone else getting this?
    Can you Restore it from the Recycle Bin?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2015 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    Wynona said: View Post
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Name:	strange icon top left corner.PNG 
Views:	800 
Size:	8.0 KB 
ID:	12096

    This icon used to be in the form of a folder, but I deleted it and it's come back as a piece of paper. I haven't a clue as to what it's for, because when I click on it, nothing happens.

    Anyone else getting this?
    Can you Restore it from the Recycle Bin?
    Doesn't look like it, Edwin. I've searched and found a lot of files I know I didn't delete off this computer, so I think Windows 10 is pulling a Windows 8 thing; if it's on one computer, it'll be on the other one too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 21,930
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       06 Feb 2015 #4

    Wynona said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Wynona said: View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	strange icon top left corner.PNG 
Views:	800 
Size:	8.0 KB 
ID:	12096

    This icon used to be in the form of a folder, but I deleted it and it's come back as a piece of paper. I haven't a clue as to what it's for, because when I click on it, nothing happens.

    Anyone else getting this?

    Can you Restore it from the Recycle Bin?
    Doesn't look like it, Edwin. I've searched and found a lot of files I know I didn't delete off this computer, so I think Windows 10 is pulling a Windows 8 thing; if it's on one computer, it'll be on the other one too.
    Looks suspiciously like a .txt file.... see attched. Can you r-click and get to properties, etc?
    Icon at top left of desktop Attached Files
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  5. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2015 #5

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Wynona said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Wynona said: View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	strange icon top left corner.PNG 
Views:	800 
Size:	8.0 KB 
ID:	12096

    This icon used to be in the form of a folder, but I deleted it and it's come back as a piece of paper. I haven't a clue as to what it's for, because when I click on it, nothing happens.

    Anyone else getting this?

    Can you Restore it from the Recycle Bin?
    Doesn't look like it, Edwin. I've searched and found a lot of files I know I didn't delete off this computer, so I think Windows 10 is pulling a Windows 8 thing; if it's on one computer, it'll be on the other one too.
    Looks suspiciously like a .txt file.... see attched. Can you r-click and get to properties, etc?
    Nope. It's gone!

    I just came in and booted up and it's gone! I had right clicked on it before, but nothing happened then, but I was gonna right click again. The joys of Technical Previews! Drives a sober gal to
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Feb 2015 #6

    I used to get a "Homegroup" icon on my desktop in win 8.1 every once in a while that couldn't be deleted or dragged to the recycle bin and opened nothing, but right clicking and hitting "refresh" made it disappear. A reboot would extinguish it also. Ain't technology wonderful? Pass the Jameson's.....
    Jim
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  7. Posts : 8,324
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Feb 2015 #7

    Looked more like a pointer file: "The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed... ...Do you want to delete this shortcut?" blah, blah, blah.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2015 #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    Looked more like a pointer file: "The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed... ...Do you want to delete this shortcut?" blah, blah, blah.
    Nope, it never said any of that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 3,187
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       07 Feb 2015 #9

    Restart/reboot is a wonderful thing ,fixes and lot of silly little issues ,always has .for me anyway
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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