Windows 10: Red X in explorer

Discus and support Red X in explorer in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have a weird issue. I can't move files from one directory to another in file explorer. When I try it shows a red x. I can however use a 3rd party... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/TwilightSymphonie, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Red X in explorer


    I have a weird issue. I can't move files from one directory to another in file explorer. When I try it shows a red x. I can however use a 3rd party file manager and another user account is fine. Does anyone know the directory I need to delete to reset tis?

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    /u/TwilightSymphonie, Jun 16, 2020
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  2. Ethernet shows red X and does not appear in settings, but still works


    Not sure why this is happening. I have working ethernet and am connected, it works fine. But the taskbar icon shows a red X over it, and the tooltip says "Not Connected - No connections are available". Looking in "Network & Internet", ethernet is not even listed there. And before anyone suggests wireless interference .. this PC does not have a wireless card or integrated wireless.
     
    winderpExpress, Jun 16, 2020
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  3. lbeck Win User
    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.....


    Red X in explorer [​IMG]
     
    lbeck, Jun 16, 2020
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    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Jun 16, 2020
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