Faded icons what does this mean

  Koochy 00:06 28 Feb 06

Hi i am running windows xp sp2 all availabe updates installed. I have just noticed tonight that some of the icons in program files are faint as though they have faded has anybody any idea what this is?


  Forum Editor 00:12 28 Feb 06

without a bit more information - which programs, and which icons, for instance. Where are these icons?

  Koochy 00:18 28 Feb 06

Local disc-program files- windows update,installshield instalation information among others

  Koochy 00:23 28 Feb 06

Also just noticed some in local disc-documents and settings default user,local settings,printhood,recent,templates,aplication data,nethood and send to.

  remind 00:25 28 Feb 06

They're hidden or system files.click here=

  Koochy 00:31 28 Feb 06

but how come they have only just become hidden they have always just been normal

  Eric10 09:11 28 Feb 06

It's more likely to be your setting to 'show hidden files and folders' that has changed. With it set to 'hide' you wouldn't have been aware that they were there.
The setting is in Explorer under Tools, Folder options, on the View tab.

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