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What is in the corner of this icon?


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Does anyone know what the white clock on black background in the lower left corner of a thumbnail means?

Thanks.

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Sorry. Had too many tabs open and selected wrong one for that reply. Now I have to find the original one. :) My mistake.

Edited by Major Payne, 16 November 2008 - 07:25 PM.

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I'm sorry, I don't understand. My question was about the small black square with a white clock on it that appears in the left lower corner of a .jpg thumbnail (as seen in the attached image).
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http://www.thedvdfor...ad.php?t=452987

I think you'll find that is a black clock.
This means that the file has been archived to tape and will take a very long time to access.
The black clock is sometimes seen even if your system is not equipped with Hierarchical Storage Management. When this happens, it's because some program (typically a setup program) didn't check error codes properly.

CopyFileAttributes(LPCTSTR pszSrc, LPTSTR pszDst)
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SetFileAttributes(pszDst, GetFileAttributes(pszSrc));
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The above code fragment fails to check for an error code from GetFileAttributes. It so happens that GetFileAttributes fails by returning the value 0xFFFFFFFF. If you fail to check this error code, you end up setting every possible attribute on the destination, including FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE. FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE is the flag that tells Explorer that the file has been archived to tape.

Standard overlay icons are:

A small arrow: Shortcut icons have a small arrow in the lower-left corner.
A small hand: Indicates a shared folder.
A small blue arrow (downward-pointing): Files to be written to CD.
A pair of blue swirling arrows: Offline folders.
A small black clock: The file has been archived.

http://forums.whirlp...cfm/409102.html <--various reasons and suggestions but no major solutions
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No problem Major :)

Thanks for that info Dsenette. I tried searching on both Google and Yahoo but could not find anything (probably my search terms were easily applied to other things). The file was a picture file received from someone (anti-malware scans showed it to be clean), so hopefully the rest of the files are not affected.

Thanks again!
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all i used for my search term was "small black clock in corner of icon" hehe google is getting smarter every day

as a test....right click on that file and choose copy...then go to a different folder and choose paste...does the new icon still have the clock?

the clock is the result of a specific attribute flag on the file...IN THEORY copying and then pasting the file SHOULD remove that attribute
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Hahaha, got to love Google! I used black clock icon left corner of jpg icon and some variations on that.

Yes, copy/pasting the file removed the clock. Is there a specific name for the clock overlay icon? I'd like to learn more about it.
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hehe not really...the link i found suggests that it's the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE attribute
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