1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,774
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #1

    Icon at top left of desktop


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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?
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  2.    06 Feb 2015 #2

    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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,774
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #3

    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.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,468
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,774
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       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
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  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.    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.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,774
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       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.
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  9. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,919
    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
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