~ files?

Question

Hi,

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:

Type: File

Location: C\Windows\Desktop

size: 217KB (223,055 bytes), 229376 bytes used

MS-DOS name: ~

Attributes: Archive

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?

Thanks,

Sandy

Answer

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