I get shadow Icons that start with ~$

March 20, 2012 at 12:52:27
Specs: Windows XP
Does anyone know why, when I use certain desktop icons, I get "shadow" icons that start with ~$? For example, I used my "Phone Numbers" icon today, and suddenly there is a second icon that says "~$one Numbers". I would love to prevent this from happening. Any ideas?

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#1
March 20, 2012 at 13:07:41
Is your Phone Numbers icon a Word Document? If so, it's a temp file that is created when you open the document. It should go away when you close the Word document.

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#2
March 20, 2012 at 13:55:19
Interesting....I just closed "Phone Numbers" and it did, in fact go away.

Thanks!!


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#3
March 20, 2012 at 15:56:43
You're welcome.

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