I was playing the solitaire they added back in Windows 10 and when I closed it I noticed there were these green checkmarks on my Desktop icons:
What are these green checkmarks on my desktop? How do I get rid of them?
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I have found a different solution for this problem.
I had this problem too, but I don't have Norton nor One Drive. So i looked further. On the Microsoft forum I found a simple trick that worked for me.
If you right click on an empty space on the desktop and then 'refresh' the green check marks will disappear
It only seemed to affect the desktop shortcuts, nothing else. For more details you can read the article on the microsoft forum what is include in this post.
Rebuilding the icon cache solved the problem permanently for me.
Option 2: To Rebuild the Icon Cache in the Command Prompt
Close and save anything that you are working on before proceeding. The next steps will involve killing explorer and restarting the PC.
Open a command prompt.
Copy and paste each command below one at a time into the command prompt, and press Enter after each command.
The last command will instantly restart the PC.
ie4uinit.exe -show taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F DEL /A /Q "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" DEL /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" shutdown /r /f /t 00