Deleting the files with a Mac might work, if you make the folders visible with ResEdit or something. By the way, this is called "Fifty Lashes for the IIS defector ;)" -----Original Message----- From: Erika Meyer [mailto:meyer at up.edu] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 3:28 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] IIS file: Icon_: wtf is it? 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: http://www.bbspot.com/News/2000/12/smart.html 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 properties. 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? Erika 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... --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !