My organization has a mapped network drive that everyone can access to share files. Inside that drive, there are two folders. Their icons are the normal folder icon, but they also have the shortcut/link icon in the bottom left corner: screenshot of folder

These folders are neither Windows shortcuts (.lnk) nor symbolic links (dir /a lists them normally). Why is Windows indicating that they are links?

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    May be an indication that they are mapped drives/folders – Moab Oct 23 '19 at 18:29
  • @Moab Their subfolders are also on the mapped drive and they don't have the icon. – Nonny Moose Oct 23 '19 at 19:27
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    That is to be expected. – Moab Oct 23 '19 at 19:30
  • @Moab Could you please explain what you mean? – Nonny Moose Oct 23 '19 at 22:49
  • Only the Network shared folder has the icon not subfolders. – Moab Oct 23 '19 at 23:59

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