Where did these boxes on my files come from?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Ash Collins, May 7, 2008.

  1. Ash Collins

    Ash Collins Guest

    recently my computer crashed, and the next time i booted up, every file,
    folder, icon and shortcut now has a small tick box (check box) in the upper
    left corner. it doesn't make a lot of difference, however it is annoying and
    i dont know how to change it.

    also, when i click on the start menu, the are that usually shows all my
    recently used programmes is now a white blank box. whats happened? how do i
    fix this?
    Ash Collins, May 7, 2008
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  2. Ash Collins

    RUDY Guest

    I have the same problem with Vista home premiun and I have,nt found out
    anything and I,ve tried it all I get the blank white icons instead of the red
    Y like yahoo has for an icon and the check box, well I had them then they
    disappeared so I don,t no how I need help also!
    RUDY, May 8, 2008
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  3. Ash Collins

    Brink Guest

    Hello Ash and Rudy

    You may have turned on the "Use check boxes to select items" option b
    mistake. This tutorial will show you how to turn it off so your icon
    will not have that box anymore




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    Brink, May 8, 2008
  4. Ash Collins

    Ash Collins Guest

    ive already tried that option, but it doesnt make a difference!
    and the programme list is still blank! :(
    Ash Collins, May 11, 2008
  5. Ash Collins

    Brink Guest


    Try this tutorial to see if it can fix the Recent Program list in the
    Start menu for you.


    I'm not sure what else to try for the icons yet.



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, May 12, 2008
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