[thelist] IIS file: Icon_: wtf is it?

Erika Meyer meyer at up.edu
Thu Jan 11 14:22:32 CST 2001

Okay... I kind of figured this much.  But understand... I'm a Mac user.  So 
as you can see from the chart on this page:
I don't have a lot to work with, intellectually.

When I try to delete Icon_ (using Windoz), I get this message:
"Cannot delete file.  File system error(1026)."

Properties: none of the boxes are checked.  I am unable to alter the 

Probably I'll make it simple on myself and go do my deletes with a Mac. (I 
really want all the crap out of there... were talking time-dated crap from 
1996, 1997) But I'm just curious... would I just have to leave little 
directories with Icon_'s everywhere, were I stuck on a desert island with 
nothing but a Microsoft PC?


At 02:25 PM 1/11/01 -0500, you wrote:
> > From: Jake Stetser <jake.stetser at headhunter.net>
> >
> > 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.
>this is the best answer of the bunch...
>they are akin to resource forks... you can delete them at will,
>assuming you are not using the Mac anymore...

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