Windows 10: What is this icon?

Discus and support What is this icon? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Greetings, I turned on Mozy's Show backup status icon on files, which caused this icon to appear on documents saved on the desktop: [img]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Shanester, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Shanester Win User

    What is this icon?


    Greetings,

    I turned on Mozy's Show backup status icon on files, which caused this icon to appear on documents saved on the desktop:


    What is this icon? [​IMG]


    The icon is two users.

    I asked this on Microsoft Answers, and was told it means that the file is shared. However, file and printer sharing is turned off (Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings > Turn off file and printer sharing). Also, if I right-click > share with > stop sharing, nothing changes.

    What does this icon mean?

    Thanks,
    Shane.

    :)
     
    Shanester, Aug 3, 2017
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  2. Cooloma Win User

    Atheros Smart Net - what is this and what is it for?

    I updated from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro (10 days ago). I found Atheros Smart Net (asav) in my apps list. What is it and who/how or when was it installed? What is it good for? What will be affected if I uninstall it? Did Dell add it to my new
    Inspiron desktop last summer?
     
    Cooloma, Aug 3, 2017
    #2
  3. Atheros Smart Net - what is this and what is it for?

    Atheros provides Network Adapters for computers,so I think it is something related to the network controller.I would suggest you asking the same with Dell for more information
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Aug 3, 2017
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  4. Mystere Win User

    What is this icon?

    It means it's shared. Even if you have file and printer sharing turned off, it's still shared. For instance other users on your computer (if there are any) can see them.
     
    Mystere, Aug 3, 2017
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  5. Shanester Win User
    How do I disable sharing for this particular file? right-click > share with > stop sharing doesn't work.

    How do I disable sharing for all files?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
     
    Shanester, Aug 3, 2017
    #5
  6. Mystere Win User
    Did you try Share with->Specific People and seeing if anyone is listed? And removing them if they are? Sometimes previous instances of Windows can have left-over ACL's.

    There's also the possibility the the icon cache is corrupted and it's showing the wrong icon.
     
    Mystere, Aug 3, 2017
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  7. Shanester Win User
    No one else is listed. I'm the owner of the file, this computer has only one user, and I'm the Administrator.

    If I clear the Show backup status icon on files option in Mozy, the Shared icon disappears.

    Is there any risk in rebuilding the icon cache?

    Thanks,
    Shane.
     
    Shanester, Apr 5, 2018
    #7
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