Windows 10: Drive Icons in File Explorer have red x's?

Discus and support Drive Icons in File Explorer have red x's? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Greetings guys and girls. My drive icons suddenly look like this? Anyone else seen this? How do I fix this? (Running 1903) 136281 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Davoodoo, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Davoodoo Win User

    Drive Icons in File Explorer have red x's?


    Greetings guys and girls.

    My drive icons suddenly look like this? Anyone else seen this? How do I fix this? (Running 1903)

    :)
     
    Davoodoo, Jul 9, 2019
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  2. Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Jul 9, 2019
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  3. Red X by files that I copied onto hard drive

    I used window 10 explore to copy files on my portable hard drive to onto my surface book hard drive and red x[s show up next to the file. I can open the file but the red x does not go away. What is going on?
     
    JimFlanary, Jul 9, 2019
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  4. lbeck Win User

    Drive Icons in File Explorer have red x's?

    what does red x mean in file explorer?


    I just purchased a new laptop with presumably latest Windows 10. Working through some stuff I now see red circles with an "X" inserted by some File Explorer folders - some very important like "Documents". I tried restarting File Explorer and rebooting the computer but the symbols remain. Also, trying to access some files that I thought were saved are missing. Maybe I didn't actually save them or maybe there's another problem like trying to save to an "X"d folder.

    What do these troubling symbols mean and how can I return to a clean File Explorer?

    ADDED LATER:

    Still looking for a solution I found here that the problem may be related to MSFT One Drive, which I was working with when the problem surfaced. As far as I can tell from the help, the "sync" operation is working. One Drive works okay on my desktop machine and no red x has ever shown previously or now.

    Then, I see that the avast antivirus program may use a red x? see the screen capture. but Avast says no threats. Also, McAfee came preloaded on this new laptop and I'm unfamiliar with it's notifications and maybe the red x means that Avast is not working because McAfee is??

    just some more clues.....


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    lbeck, Jul 9, 2019
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