What is this icon?

  1. Shanester's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1909 build 18363.1440
       #1

    What is this icon?


    Greetings,

    I turned on Mozy's Show backup status icon on files, which caused this icon to appear on documents saved on the desktop:

    What is this icon?-overlay.png

    The icon is two users.

    I asked this on Microsoft Answers, and was told it means that the file is shared. However, file and printer sharing is turned off (Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings > Turn off file and printer sharing). Also, if I right-click > share with > stop sharing, nothing changes.

    What does this icon mean?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
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  2. Mystere's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    It means it's shared. Even if you have file and printer sharing turned off, it's still shared. For instance other users on your computer (if there are any) can see them.
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  3. Shanester's Avatar
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1909 build 18363.1440
    Thread Starter
       #3

    How do I disable sharing for this particular file? right-click > share with > stop sharing doesn't work.

    How do I disable sharing for all files?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
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  4. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Did you try Share with->Specific People and seeing if anyone is listed? And removing them if they are? Sometimes previous instances of Windows can have left-over ACL's.

    There's also the possibility the the icon cache is corrupted and it's showing the wrong icon.
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  5. Shanester's Avatar
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1909 build 18363.1440
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       #5

    Mystere said:
    Did you try Share with->Specific People and seeing if anyone is listed?
    No one else is listed. I'm the owner of the file, this computer has only one user, and I'm the Administrator.

    Mystere said:
    There's also the possibility the the icon cache is corrupted and it's showing the wrong icon.
    If I clear the Show backup status icon on files option in Mozy, the Shared icon disappears.

    Is there any risk in rebuilding the icon cache?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
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