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red dots on folder icons

by timagirn / November 29, 2010 6:21 AM PST

Hi Guys
I just realized I have red dots on my folder icons. Now if I go into a folder with these dots on it. the internal folder don't have them.
Is this a problem - like a virus or is it something else.

please advice


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Red Dots
by kedscnet / November 29, 2010 7:45 AM PST

Can you send a picture?

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by croupiac / March 8, 2011 9:32 AM PST
In reply to: Red Dots

i am not the original poster but i do have a similar question...however i cannot figure out how to send a picture. please advise.

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Colored Dots
by kedscnet / March 8, 2011 1:21 PM PST
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Are you using Carbonite? This backup program indicates the status of the update for all files. Red is not backed up, green is backed up.

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Colored specks
by croupiac / March 9, 2011 1:27 AM PST
In reply to: Colored Dots

I am not using carbonite although I found out about it through Google searching. The dots I am referring to are little specks dotted all over the icon space. Only on the main folder of a USB drive though...virus?

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Icon Dots
by kedscnet / March 10, 2011 12:18 AM PST
In reply to: Colored specks

If it's just one icon, it might be a faulty icon file (xxx.ico). You can change the icon used for the external display, although system icons can't be changed as easily as others; you usually need to do it through the Registry. If you are comfortable doing this, search the web for procedures.

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