what is the hidden file called Icon

There is a hidden file in windows that is called Icon . It is starting to become a real pain in the but because my Backup software is rejecting it and not completing the back ups properly. is there some way i can get rid of this file? what is this file and why is it on my server???

 I am running a windows/apple cross platform network.
Servers are running windows 2003
Windows clients are running XP
Apple Clients are running OS 10.2.8 & 10.3

Thanks!!!!
cotapaxiAsked:
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Netman66Commented:
Where is this located?  I can look at my server and see if it's there.

My feeling is that you can delete it.  If you want to test it, just drag it into the Recycle Bin - if nothing fails you're good to go.  

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cotapaxiAuthor Commented:
it is located in several random files. to go into each file and delete it would take days. i am more interested in finding out what it is and what it's purpose is.
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cotapaxiAuthor Commented:
it is located in random files on my file server. i haven't found it in any system folders though.
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Netman66Commented:
I'm not sure we're understanding each other....

You mentioned a hidden file.  I wanted to know where you see this file.  Is it in C:\Windows ?

or

Is this a random character insertion within documents?

Advise.
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Netman66Commented:
Looking at your other post, is this problem with the filename - where it may insert that crazy string somewhere in the filename?

If so, this could be either a Font thing (the MACs might be creating this problem) or a codepage (language character) that is not supported because you haven't got the language installed.

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cotapaxiAuthor Commented:
The Icon file i am refering to is a hidden file that none of my users are creating.

Now that you mention it i am also haveing a problem with some of the files they do create having random strings of text in them and my back up software is rejecting them saying that there is invalid syntax.
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Netman66Commented:
This does all sound related.

The SFM service should allow the MACs to create the icon files so that the Chooser has the right Icon when you view the files.  It seems that this is indeed a MAC issue.

I'm wondering if it's one of the OS X version that is causing this....can you create some test folders for both versions of MAC and have them work for awhile on their specific folder so we can try to identify if it's the OS version of if both versions are exhibiting this?

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cotapaxiAuthor Commented:

Ok will do.

 I think you are right it could definitely be OS 10.3 or 10.2 Let me make some random folders and see what happens tonight when my back up runs. Tomorrow I will look at the logs and see if I get the same problem. Thanks for the help! I will keep you posted.

 Gotta say every stupid problem I have on my servers are from the Macs...   :)
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Netman66Commented:
I hear you!

It's not a real elegant solution for co-existance.

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cotapaxiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help. it is the mac os 10 and windows cross. Thanks again Netman!
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