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All my desktop file icons have a small symbol; where is it coming from? [duplicate]

As of a few days ago, all of my files on the desktop have a small icon on them - see the first image in the bottom. Why is that extra symbol being added? If a program is adding the icon, how can I ...
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Some of my Icons on the desktop an all icons in File Explorer are covered in a NEW PAGE icon

I have tried EVERYTHING. Deleted the iconcache.db, set it to READ ONLY, deleted everything in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer after I stopped explorer and performed this ...
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Nothing is appearing on the Desktop in Kali Linux

I downloaded VMware workstation in Kali Linux. It wasn't running, it was having some header files issues. So I looked up the solution and someone said to run the following commands. apt clean &&...
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How do I keep my desktop icons together (without empty spaces) in Windows 7?

I'm familiar with the 'Align to Grid' feature when right-clicking an empty space on the desktop- that's not what I'm asking for. I want the desktop to not allow empty spaces and 'orphan' icons. When ...
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In Windows 10, files saved to Desktop show up on the secondary mointor

Whenever I download a file from a browser, or just save a document to the desktop, the icon always shows up on my secondary monitor. Not the primary. So I'm constantly having to minimize windows on my ...
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Trust and launch all desktop files after restart RHEL 7

My 64-bit computer running RHEL 7.5 was recently updated to kernel version 3.10.0-862.el7. Since then, every time I restart my computer, all of my desktop icons are gone and replaced by generic file ...
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Windows 7 generic icon over normal icon

I have a problem with one windows 7 machine. If I logged in, I can see any generic icons. But under the generic icon is the normal icon of the program. I tried to delete the IconCache.db and set the ...
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How to keep my desktop icons organized on laptop when I connect and disconnect an external screen?

I'm using Windows 10 1803 and having a laptop with 1080p resolution with a recommended zoom of 150% (since 100% looks too small on a 13.3" screen). When I'm at work I have 2 monitors which are ...
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How to determine the target of the hidden icons in the notification area on Windows 10?

This is what I'm talking about: When you double-click each of these hidden icons, it opens the app as if you launched it by its desktop icon or taskbar pinned icon. You can also determine and ...
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Possible to auto-arrange desktop icons except for specific icons?

I like to have my desktop icons set to auto-arrange, but I would also like to have specific icons be able to break way from this rule so that I can move them off to the side where they are more ...
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How do I fix icon clipping in folders?

I am having an issues with images/icons clipping outside of folders. Also, icons that have transparency have white boxes around them while in folders. Here's two images showing my issue(s): I've ...
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How to remove NUMIX file icons from Windows 10 Pro?

I downloaded Numix Project W10, changed my folder icons. But then I wanted to go back to my default icon settings. So I removed the downloaded folder, deleted "Local Disk C > Windows > System 32 > ...
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Outlook 2016 notification only with new unread email, not old unread emails?

Currently outlook 2016 always show the yellow mail notification icon. In my mailbox, I have a bunch of read and unread emails. The notification icon seems to always show due to the existing unread ...
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Desktop folder icons showing X at the bottom

Folder icons on my Windows-7 PC shows gray 'x' at the left-bottom. This happened after I install MS Office 2016. Any way to solve this ?
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Permanently prevent Windows from rearranging desktop icons

I have a weird issue. Every now and then, seemingly at random, my desktop icons' positions reset to alphabetical order. I have them grouped by type -- all my games in one place, IDEs in another, etc. -...
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Restore Windows desktop icon positions after screen resolution change

After changing the graphics card in my computer, Windows 7 automatically changed the screen resolution to 800 x 600. I were able to change it back to 1920 x 1200 without any restart. However, the ...
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Windows 10 - All desktop icons shifted on the left side after startup

Today,not for the first time,after startup I had all desktop icons on the left side. Usually,they are on left,right side and on the top of the screen. Please,can someone explain to me what happened, ...
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Duplicate Windows 10 desktop icons so that they're visible on all monitors

I've recently got a second monitor for my PC. I'm running Windows 10 and I was wondering if there is a way to show the desktop icons that are on the main display on the other screen as well. ...
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Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop is Appear after Use Split Screen. How to Fix That?

I disabled Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop in Advanced system settings -> Advanced -> Performance Settings: and on start system I don't have shadows (alright). But after I use split ...
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windows shortcut icon showing as two different icons

What would cause a desktop shortcut to have two different icons depending on what size the desktop icons are set to? I had one icon, and then later changed the icon file, replacing it with a new icon....
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Windows 10 Icons Shifting after Anniversary Update

After updating to Windows 10 Education Build 15063 (The Creators Update), I have noticed that the bottom row of icons shift to the right on start up, requiring me to move them back into place by ...
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How to restore (shortcut icon) for Firefox in Windows 8.1 system x64

Firefox icon shows on Start Menu and Taskbar but a generic icon shows on Desktop. From the Start Menu a right click does not give options of Send To Desktop or any other place. Also in file location ...
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Windows desktop icons refreshing after wake-from-sleep

How can I figure out what process is causing my Win 10 desktop icons to redraw/refresh every day? I sleep my computer every night, and when I wake it up each morning, usually around 2-3 minutes after ...
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Win 10 Creators Update 1703: how to reactivate free icon placement?

Since for ever I put my icons at the bottom of the screen, so far the descriptions aren't even visible. My taskbar is at the top. But since the update there is huge usable zone for icons at the ...
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Zorin OS 9 but no longer running Ubuntu 14.04, just updated to Ubuntu 16.04.2 [closed]

After updating, desktop icon size became uneven. How can I correct that?
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All .exe extensions launch cmd.exe - how to undo this?

In troubleshooting a separate matter related to file icons and extensions, I right clicked a .exe icon on the desktop and set to open with cmd.exe. This was not what I wanted to do. Then, all my .exe ...
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How to prevent black boxes on desktop icons in Windows after removing shortcut arrows?

When removing shortcut arrows using the regedit value %windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50 in Shell Icons 29, black boxes cover up my desktop icons where the shortcut arrows used to be. How do I fix ...
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Display Issues on Asus Laptop (Windows 10)

Good day! I have been having an issue with my Asus UX303L laptop display. When I attempt to snap my icons to a grid, the bottom row and right column just do not seem to exist. Is there any way to fix ...
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Change user icons on Windows 10

How can I change user icons of regular user icons (Downloads, Documents, Photos, Videos, Music,...)
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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Identification of task bar (or desktop) icons in screencasts? [closed]

Is there a best practice for figuring out what certain task bar icons represent, such as when you see them in a video instructor's screencast and you're curious if it's an app you should add to your ...
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Restore desktop icon locations after turning off the magnifier tool

I turned on the magnifier (Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Accesibility > Start Magnifier) and when I turned it off all of my desktop icons are mixed up, so I want to restore ...
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Windows 7: Desktop icons for new files are [sometimes] added in wrong position

I have 62 icons on my Windows 7 Desktop. (Only one monitor.) (Windows Classic theme.) I always enable "Auto arrange icons" and "Align icons to grid" (and never disable "Show desktop icons"). With ...
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How do I configure a Windows desktop folder to display only icons?

I have created a folder on the Windows desktop that I want to display only icons, short cuts to programs. Whenever I open the window it displays as an Explorer folder, ie with the directory tree on ...
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Save Windows 8.1 Desktop icon size?

I know this sounds confusing, but I want to be able to save the SIZE of my desktop icons in windows 8.1. I found out that holding CTRL and using the scroll wheel allows you to change them beyond the ...
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Is there a way to hide the blue compression arrows on a Win 10 icon

In Windows 10 there is a new indicator to show a folder or file is being compressed. It even shows this for shortcuts and folders. I don't want to see this... How do I make them disappear (other ...
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Only Icons Missing from desktop

I opened the PC in the morning, and this is what I got: As is visible the icons of the UWA apps were no affected and the start menu also is unaffected. When Control Panel is in category view the ...
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Netflix Metro App Desktop Shortcut Icon Missing

I am not understanding why this would be happening and can't seem to fix it. What it looks like: I've tried deleting the shortcut and creating a new one and it worked once, not any more. I've also ...
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Windows 10 desktop icons not showing sporadically

I use Windows 10 and Fences, both using the most recent version. Sometimes when I boot my computer, desktop icons are not showing and I can't click or select on the desktop. It's just the wallpaper ...
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How to convert PNG to ICO so it doesn't get resized

I have this small icon: The problem is that it gets resized whenever I use it for my application: I need it to stay it at 16x16 and not get bigger. Note I'd need to do the same with more than one ...
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Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
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Desktop icons always reset after boot

Why every time I reboot my Windows 10, the icons on the desktop are reverted on their default position? I have searched for a solution on Google but without find anything useful.
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Some icons can't be placed on the bottom row in certain spots?

I'm currently having a very strange issue where certain icons can't be placed on the bottom row of my desktop and only in certain spots. Does anyone know what is going on? Video recording Update ...
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What are these green checkmarks on my Desktop icons?

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 ...
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How do I have more than one Recycle Bin on my desktop?

I use more than one monitor for my computer. I use Windows 7. I would like to be able to place a recycle bin icon on each screen so that when I can only see the desktop on one screen I don't have to ...
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How to display “My Computer” icon on a Windows 10 desktop?

I just installed Windows 10 on my PC, but I didn't find any way to set "My Computer" icon to show on my desktop. How can I place it on my desktop?
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Explorer is searching for content, icons fail to load and/or display properly

When I first open a drive or folder in the 'My Computer' window, everything displays correctly, loads fast, works fine. In a few seconds the green loading bar appears. If I open any other folder ...
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Remove Icons from Desktop / Windows 7

New to the site so any advice would be helpful. I am on a computer where the network admin runs some script that continuously puts 2 icons on my desktop. I can delete them and then in a few minutes ...
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Public Desktop icons plus more not showing

We have one user on one computer that all of the Public Desktop icons is missing from her computer, plus things like recycle bin. Her personal icons are showing as they should, just not the public ...
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Desktop icon layout keeps changing when resuming from standby

I use my laptop for college and as a result, it's moved around a lot. When the lid is shut I have it going to standby, but however every time I resume it, my desktop layout changes. It goes from this:...