The Mac file system stores custom file icons in an invisible file in each folder. You're seeing how the Mac filesystem looks to another system that doesn't fully understand it. Unless they really bother you, they don't hurt anything. But you should check and see if their read-only bit is set (Properties) if you want to delete them. -----Original Message----- From: Erika Meyer [mailto:meyer at up.edu] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 2:01 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] IIS file: Icon_: wtf is it? So I'm moving this old site from Mac WebSTAR to NT IIS. And I'm finding that the site is packed with more crap than my mom's attic. I'm trying to clear out some of the dusty cobwebs. The IIS web directory is mapped so that I can get to it on the network, without FTP. But I'm trying to trash these old directories, and several of them contain these files (which I didn't see on the Mac server, only on the IIS server) called "Icon_". They are represented with the generic windows icon, but grayed out. According to my Windows machine, the "Icon_" files cannot be deleted. What are they, why are they there, and what do I do about it? Thanks, Erika --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !