Windows 10: Red X marks in File Explorer

Discus and support Red X marks in File Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My old computer and new computer are both running Windows 10. But on the new one I find two things that are not on the older one. 1 OneDrive seems to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tfd3, May 27, 2020.

  1. tfd3 Win User

    Red X marks in File Explorer


    My old computer and new computer are both running Windows 10. But on the new one I find two things that are not on the older one. 1 OneDrive seems to be built in. 2 Many files and folders show up in File Explorer with red X marks beside them.

    So I have two questions:

    1 Do I have to have OneDrive? Its presence bothers me.

    2 What do the red X marks mean? Do they interfere with performance?

    Thanks for help.

    Tom

    :)
     
  2. SlavaB. Win User

    File Explorer shows red "x" mark at a folder name

    File Explorer shows red "x" mark next to a folder symbol, however this folder is accessible and seems all right. What does red "x" mark mean? Thank you
     
    SlavaB., May 27, 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 marks in File Explorer [​IMG]
     
    lbeck, May 27, 2020
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  4. JayWillig Win User

    Red X marks in File Explorer

    New Spring 1803 green Check marks and red X's?

    New Spring 1803 green Check mark and red X'? I am seeing Green check marks and re X's on programs and files and folders what do they mean? and how do I fix my red X Documents Folder and icon back?
     
    JayWillig, May 27, 2020
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