Windows 10: White folder overlays on desktop folder shortcut icons Solved

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
       07 Nov 2016 #1

    White folder overlays on desktop folder shortcut icons

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    It happened suddenly, today. I have 4 shortcuts on my desktop which I use to quickly save files to the various folders. I selected the Icons to make them look good and distinguish between them. After an upgrade they displayed white overlays which add nothing to their usefulness and look cruddy. I hope there's a way to get rid of them.

    They do not show in File Explorer or Total Commander thumbnail view, only on the desktop. I think they work like the shortcut arrows. Maybe they replace the arrows.

    I recently signed up as an Insider and currently using 161014. If there is a more appropriate forum please let me know.

    Addendum: I just made a shortcut to a program rather than a subdirectory. It, too, has the white blob. So it is a replacement for the arrow.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,340
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       07 Nov 2016 #2

    Hello tcebob. :)

    You might see if restoring the default shortcut arrow overlay icons may be able to have them show again.

    Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10
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  3. tcebob's Avatar
    Posts : 387
    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
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       07 Nov 2016 #3

    Many thanks. I simply removed the string value (which pointed to WinaeroTweaker), restarted explorer, and the blobs are gone.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,340
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       07 Nov 2016 #4

    Great news.
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