Windows 10: I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the.

Discus and support I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the. It doesn't matter if they are word docs, excel spreadsheets, PDFs or anything else. This... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by carlp7777, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. carlp7777 Win User

    I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the.


    I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the. It doesn't matter if they are word docs, excel spreadsheets, PDFs or anything else. This only began 3/2/20.

    :)
     
    carlp7777, Mar 2, 2020
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  2. music files with an X on them

    Not that I have a solution to suggest, but I think it is interesting that only three of the eight files in your list have that gray X. Are you able to copy those files which do not have the X? That might lead to a clue as to how the files got created, etc.
     
    retexan599, Mar 2, 2020
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  3. brufair Win User
    Gray X's on Desktop files appearing


    Gray X's have recently started appearing on all of the files and folders I have placed on my Windows 10 desktop.


    I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the. [​IMG]


    The X's are in the lower left corner of the icon.. They only appear on icons belonging to actual files or folders saved on the desktop. (Not on shortcuts to other locations.)

    Examples would include: Excel files, PDF files, JPG files, folders actually residing on the desktop, text files, etc. The appearance of the "X's" have not interfered with my ability to access the files. This does NOT occur any place else (other folders on my hard drive, etc.) other than on the desktop.

    Logging out as a User or rebooting does solve the issue for 1-2 minutes once I am logged back in, but then they reappear.

    Doing a screen refresh does nothing. Right-clicking on the file (or folder) and resetting the default program to open the file (or folder) does nothing.

    I have not recently installed any new back-up programs.

    Deleting the Desktop DataBase in the Registry does not help.

    Any suggestions or known solutions would be most appreciated!
     
    brufair, Mar 2, 2020
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  4. Ketxxx Win User

    I have a gray x on most of my files and I cannot open the.

    opening .dds files with gimp

    Simply, HOW? I got the DDS plugin but the POS wont open DDS files still. Can someone give me a step-by-step rundown of how to install the DDS plugin for gimp so I know if I'm missing something?
     
    Ketxxx, Mar 2, 2020
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