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We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

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We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

Whenever we restart our computers at work a 'Notepad' icon appears on the homepage. Has anyone else had this happen before?

 

 

 

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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

Thanks for the image, this is generally a hidden file used by the Dropbox desktop application used to help syncing. It doesn't have an extension, it's just a .dropbox file, so if it opens in Notepad, then this is what you've configured it to open in.

 

It's tiny in size, so shouldn't take up any space, and I wouldn't recommend deleting it from the Dropbox folder.

 

Hope this helps!

 


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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

Hi @Drummer44, thanks for posting today!

 

I’m not sure what you’re referring to, so in order to understand your query, could you forward a screenshot showing this icon to assist further?

 

Keep me posted!


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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for the reply Jay.

 

What is the quickest way to send a screenshot on this forum...just a link? I don't see an attachment option on this form. 

 

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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

Apologies for the delay. You should see a Photos option in the formatting bar here, which would allow you to upload the image:

 

Attach photo.jpg


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Explorer | Level 3

For some reason there isnt a photo option like the one you show below in your reply. I have the other options but not the photos icon.

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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

If that's the case, upload the screenshot to Dropbox and share a link to the image so we can view it here.


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Explorer | Level 3

Sounds good. Let me know if this helps at all...

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4tx5hd28d6nug2a/IMG_3896.jpg?dl=0

 

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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

Thanks for the image, this is generally a hidden file used by the Dropbox desktop application used to help syncing. It doesn't have an extension, it's just a .dropbox file, so if it opens in Notepad, then this is what you've configured it to open in.

 

It's tiny in size, so shouldn't take up any space, and I wouldn't recommend deleting it from the Dropbox folder.

 

Hope this helps!

 


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Explorer | Level 3

This really helps. Thanks so much for your time!

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Re: We keep seeing a notepad icon upon reboot

Dropboxer

No worries, glad to have shed some light on this, @Drummer44!


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