View Full Version : I'm Getting a Microsoft Icon above a ~ sign What is it ?

27-01-2004, 11:12 PM
Hi People

I'm Getting a Microsoft flag Icon above a ~ sign from time to time on my desktop. Please - - What is it ? and - - how do i get rid of it, permanently, apart from deleting it as i do now?

I'm running Win98 2nd ed on a 233 meg system

Any ideas Please

27-01-2004, 11:28 PM
Its called a "tilde" ~

Its a bug caused by a Windows update, that puts a backup copy of your Outlook Express Address Book on the desktop whenever the Address Book is added to or edited.

Perhaps one day MS will correct it, but its been around a long time now. Its a backup only so can be deleted, but will return.

28-01-2004, 09:17 PM
Thank you for that - Sorry about the delay


28-01-2004, 09:20 PM
The tilde occurs when you open OE from a desktop icon after you have altered the address book. To stop it appearing, put an OE icon in Quicklaunch on the Task bar and open OE from there.

I have not had it appear since I did that.

28-01-2004, 11:18 PM
Thanks for that - Good as Done!

29-01-2004, 01:41 AM
Hi hagg1s

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