open folder icon on my desktop

Patricia Timm
Patricia Timm used Ask the Experts™
All my folders are open on my desktop. when I right click on the folder their is no option to close. The folder icon I thought should show  closed. Instead it shows an open folder with my word docs inside
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"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
There is only one icon for folders by default - the open one. Folders on Desktop are not "open" or "closed", they are shortcuts to the folder, which then opens in Explorer if you double click. The folder icon will not change.

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