Windows 10 : All my desktop icons have green ticks against them

Windows desktop icons have a green tick

After a reboot my desktop Windows icons have a green tick against them.  This reminded me of source control / upload managers like SNV or Dropbox.  I don’t run any of these on the machine – unless Windows OneDrive, which I try to disable always, is playing with settings.

Windows desktop icons have a green tick

A quick search revealed :

Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View > Use check boxes to select items.

Untick the box with the check. Click ok.

The check box was unticked – so I ticked it anyway to see what happened and the green ticks disappeared – I kept ticking to see if they returned but they stayed disappeared.  Sorted!

Windows desktop icons have a green tick

Dave Walker
Dave Walker is a developer with 20+ years IT experience. Working with Progress/OpenEdge since 1995 he's been involved through the full gambit of the software development life cycle, from systems design through to front line support, customer training, and everything in between. Dave doesn't enjoy writing about himself in the third person.

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