Sometimes when I exit email (outlook express) I end up with a new desktop icon. The icon's name is "~" and it appears to do nothing. The properties of the file are:
size: 217KB (223,055 bytes), 229376 bytes used
MS-DOS name: ~
I've updated and run my Norton anti-virus but it doesn't seem to find the file offensive. I end up deleting it by hand, but it always seems to come back.
What is it? And more importantly, how can I get rid of it?
This question was answered on January 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.It seems that your outlook express is creating a temp file to your desktop, you may want to check the seetings for outlook and either change the path to where it creates the temp files or disable it.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 20, 2004