What is in the corner of this icon?
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:33 PM
Edited by Major Payne, 16 November 2008 - 07:25 PM.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:03 PM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:18 AM
http://forums.whirlp...cfm/409102.html <--various reasons and suggestions but no major solutions
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This means that the file has been archived to tape and will take a very long time to access.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)
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 FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE is the flag that tells Explorer that the file has been archived to tape.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A small black clock: The file has been archived.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:41 AM
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.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:45 AM
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
Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:02 PM
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.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:05 PM
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