Windows 10: Several icons are grayed out (including NTUSER and AppData and MicrosoftEdgeBackups...

Discus and support Several icons are grayed out (including NTUSER and AppData and MicrosoftEdgeBackups... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I recently went through my PC files to delete folders and images that I deemed unnecessary, clearly without understanding their importance. Although I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by - cinnamon girl -, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Several icons are grayed out (including NTUSER and AppData and MicrosoftEdgeBackups...


    I recently went through my PC files to delete folders and images that I deemed unnecessary, clearly without understanding their importance. Although I have not run into any major issues yet, I tried to open up the NTUSER DAT file that my PC automatically opens with PhotoDirector8 for MSI only to have the error message" CyberLink PhotoDirector is not able to open the file you selected." I tried to open the DAT file after looking back at my This PC main page and noticed that the DAT file along other file icons are now grayed out.


    I went back through my Recycle Bin and restored every file that I had erased, but still nothing. I also looked into doing a system restore, but I realized after the fact that I needed to manually create a restoration point. What can I do now to fix these grayed out files that are gray now since I modified these files?


    Please respond with any possible solutions.

    :)
     
    - cinnamon girl -, Mar 16, 2019
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  2. Gray bar at bottom of each folder in large icons view

    • What are the changes made or things you've done before the issue start? I ran hitmanpro.
    • Do this gray bar displays on all folders and files in the File Explorer?
      The gray bar does display on all folders in the File Explorer but not individual files themselves. The gray bar only displays on all folders in view as Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, and Medium Icons. The gray bar does not show when view is either in Small
      Icons or List, or Details.
    • Does the folders and files with the gray bar can still be accessed successfully?
      Yes all folders with the gray bar and the individual files in the folders can be accessed.
    I am currently running System File Checker and will let you know if that works.

    If if doesn't work then I'll run DISM or System Update Readiness tool as suggested.

    Thank you so much.

    *UPDATE*

    The results of System File Checker says "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

    Now I'll run DISM or System Update Readiness Tool as suggested.
     
    aries2ganymede, Mar 16, 2019
    #2
  3. "Gray Screen of Death"

    Thanks for your informative post!

    I had solved my 2D & gray screen issue using advice posted by erocker (see below)
    Mainly it involves creating a profile and putting higher 2D clocks:

     
    Black Panther, Mar 16, 2019
    #3
  4. Several icons are grayed out (including NTUSER and AppData and MicrosoftEdgeBackups...

    deleted AppData Account Picture file

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article to about AppData folder.

    What is the AppData folder?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-appdata-folder

    Note: This link is also applicable to Windows 10 as well.

    I suggest you to perform System Restore on your computer and check if you are able to get back the AppData folder.



    System Restore brings a system to an operable condition after a disaster so that it can again accept and process data.



    To perform System Restore follow the step provided below.



    • Press Windows Key + R Key
    • Type rstrui and press Enter.


    Hope this resolves your issue. Do let us know if it helped. For further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Mar 16, 2019
    #4
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