-=PCTechTalk=- Re: flying window icon

  • From: Sylviavandewall <pvdw@xxxxxx>
  • To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 20:39:52 +0200

Hello Sandi,
I can't help you here but I just want to say, I have the same problem
already for a long time. Every time I plan to ask the group what that
problem can be but my English is not so good and I didn't know how to tell
this problem in English. I'm happy with you asking it on here so maybe
somebody knows what it is and I can be helped also.

> For some time now I periodically have an icon show up on my desktop with
> upper right corner turned down and a flying window in a rectangular shaped
> icon.  Also there is ~ under it.
> Properties says it is 247 kb and is MS-DOS name.  I ran a virus scan and
> was clean so opened it and it went to an "open with" option.  I chose
> notepad and that was too small so went to WordPad and the stuff that comes
> up is gibberish--lots of little squares, etc.  Acrobat Reader says '~' is
> not a supported file type or the file has been corrupted (i.e. sent as an
> attachment and was not correctly decoded).
> Guess it is no big problem but I am curious about what this is.  I have
> deleted it numerous times and it keeps popping back up.  I checked the
> recycle bin and counted 8 of them since I last emptied the bin.  I usually
> leave my computer on 24/7 so this may be just happening at boot up.  I
> pay attention from now on and see if that is the case.
> Does anyone know what this icon is for and why it is  persisting in
> on my desktop?
> Sandi

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