Anyone know what ~ means on desktop?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Carl H., Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Carl H.

    Carl H. Guest

    Every once in a while I get a folder on my desktop that only displays the
    symbol ~ underneath it. If I check the folder properties there is no
    extension named and the file is identified only as: ~

    Then I opened the file in DOS and it was approximately 200 kb and was a mix
    of "machine language" (computer programming syntax) and email addresses from
    some of my emails I have received.

    It goes away when I run TRACKS ERASER but comes back at odd intervals.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

    Carl
    (Scratching my head in Iowa)
     
    Carl H., Jan 27, 2007
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  2. Carl H.

    Shoo Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830921

    Carl H. wrote:
    > Every once in a while I get a folder on my desktop that only displays
    > the symbol ~ underneath it. If I check the folder properties there is
    > no extension named and the file is identified only as: ~
    >
    > Then I opened the file in DOS and it was approximately 200 kb and was
    > a mix of "machine language" (computer programming syntax) and email
    > addresses from some of my emails I have received.
    >
    > It goes away when I run TRACKS ERASER but comes back at odd intervals.
    >
    > Any ideas? Thanks!
    >
    > Carl
    > (Scratching my head in Iowa)
     
    Shoo, Jan 27, 2007
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  3. Carl H.

    Carl H. Guest

    Thank you Shog!


    "Shoo" <> wrote in message
    news:JFAuh.33868$...
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830921
    >
    > Carl H. wrote:
    > > Every once in a while I get a folder on my desktop that only displays
    > > the symbol ~ underneath it. If I check the folder properties there is
    > > no extension named and the file is identified only as: ~
    > >
    > > Then I opened the file in DOS and it was approximately 200 kb and was
    > > a mix of "machine language" (computer programming syntax) and email
    > > addresses from some of my emails I have received.
    > >
    > > It goes away when I run TRACKS ERASER but comes back at odd intervals.
    > >
    > > Any ideas? Thanks!
    > >
    > > Carl
    > > (Scratching my head in Iowa)

    >
    >
     
    Carl H., Jan 27, 2007
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