Why is there a green check mark on my Word, Excel icons? I've got XP Home.
My desktop icons for Word, Excel, Notepad suddenly have a check mark in a green circle. They've never looked like this before.
When I create a new Word, Excel, Notepad doc, the icon has a ! in a red circle.
I can open, update all of these with no problem.
I noticed this after I ran the XoftSpySE v4.33 anti-spyware. But I've been running this for 5 months without the icons changing. So I don't think that is the problem.
Never mind. I found the solution.
I use MozyHome to backup files. I went to the Options and checked "Disable icon overlays in Windows Explorer" and the checkmarks, exclamation points disappeared. They put out an update that would turn the file indicator on a few days ago, so I just turned it off.