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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.
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Are you still able to open theirs files? This usually indicates that Windows can't find the underlying file.
You problem is similar to this one
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.
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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