Thanks for the reply. Cannot find the folder "CSC" in the Registry.DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
From a quick search it appears this has been happening for a while......some posts date back as far as 2009! (Win 8)
Various meanings have been put forward from 'Offline' files to files being 'Corrupt'.
The best solution I found, and which seems most logical to me, seems to be the following.....'best' meaning it worked for most people.
Reinitialize corrupt or incorrect netcache...
To resolve this problem, reinitialize the cache of offline files.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
- Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
- Point to New, and then click Key.
- Type Parameters in the box.
- Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
- Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
I've not tried it personally as I don't have the problem.
Just go careful in the registry.....back it up FIRST!
(I take no responsibility for the result of any registry editing done by you.)
Thanks Tom, I'll try to give it a shot.Check it again.....make sure you have the EXACT registry path.....there is more than 1 currentControlSet !!!
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The above is from a virtually unused Win 10 install so the reg key should be there.
If you still cannot find it, and are willing to take the risk, I can export those keys in a .reg file for you to 'Merge' into your registry but you should have them already.
OK will check it out and report back a bit later!Difficult to say....its MS so anything could happen really.
Do those files with the cross fall into any 'category' at all? Do they share any common factor like being offline files for instance?
Have you checked out the properties for those files....are they from another PC and need to be 'Unlocked'?
Can you open these files but just want to get rid of the icon?
If the files open OK then the earlier suggestion may just clear out the cache and remove the 'cross'.
If they don't open then you may need to do something else first before you can open them....OR....they will never open because they have become 'corrupt'.
I doubt very much that you do have 'corrupt' files.....MS would make darn sure this 'update' more than most wouldn't damage any files.....or at least thats what you'd hope they've done that.
I don't use Win10 and probably never will but I have it on a virtual machine for instances like this......my above screen shot is from that install and is pretty much clean so I'd expect you to have the same registry structure.
If you can get the above reg edit to work first then that should tell us what the state of play is......you never know...it may do the trick right off the bat! (It did for others).
I just checked Win7 and the same registry folder structure is there too so its nothing new for Win10.
I can only assume you are looking in the wrong place for it.
The screen shot I posted is from a 64bit system so...???
Do you want me to PM you a .reg file of that key?
No....wonder if anything messed up would happen if I put that CSC file into my registry?