my desktop icons have a red circle with white exclamation mark

My desktop  icons (word documents, PDF's etc) all have a red circle  with a white exclamation mark. This only applied to files ( or programs) on the desktop - not to shortcuts.
mikecrannyAsked:
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MiniDevoCommented:
Are you still able to open theirs files? This usually indicates that Windows can't find the underlying file.
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FayazCommented:
Right Click on Desktop and Select Properties > Appearance >
Windows and Buttons = Windows XP Style
Color Scheme = Default (Blue)
Select > Desktop (tab wihtin disply properties window)
Choose background as Windows XP.
 
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mikecrannyAuthor Commented:
I can still open the files. I do not have Mozy installed - though I did have drop box and have uninstalled it. Changing the display properties/backgorund/wallpaper did not resolve the problem, which is still there.
If i drag a file to the desktop, a red circle/white explanation mark appear on it.
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mikecrannyAuthor Commented:
I did not have online backup I installed one and then turned it off and the problem ewent away.
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