ghost icon on memory stick

Posted: 03-19-2008, 08:40 AM
Whenever I copy a file from my hard drive to my memory stick a ghost icon
(looks like a foggy CD) appears on the stick instead of the yellow folder. I
can't open the ghost icon and I can't delete it either. If I try and delete
it disappears then reappears a few seconds later. Is it a virus? Is the stick
corrupted?

ghost icon on memory stick


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Frozen
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Re: ghost icon on memory stick
Posted: 03-20-2008, 10:33 PM

That foggy icon is just a file that comes up whenever you copy anything.

It is basically there as a temp copy of the file as it is sent accross.
That's why it disappears.
And its foggy because it's only temporary, and thats why it can't be
deleted.


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ianh68
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Re: ghost icon on memory stick
Posted: 03-21-2008, 10:36 AM


"Frozen" wrote:
>
> That foggy icon is just a file that comes up whenever you copy anything.
>
> It is basically there as a temp copy of the file as it is sent accross.
> That's why it disappears.
> And its foggy because it's only temporary, and thats why it can't be
> deleted.
>
>
> --
> Frozen
>
> *FR*OZEN*- Pioneering the new way to fix computers, hitting them with a
> HUGE hammer.*
>
The foggy icon does not disappear. The original folder icon which I copied
does not appear. All I have on the data stick after repeated attempts to copy
a folder containing no more than Word documents is a foggy icon that can't be
opened. This never used to happen. Also b.t.w. I now have a caption HAPPY
BIRTHDAY following my mouse around the screen. What's going on here?

Thanks

Ianh68
 
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