Wrong icons (overlays) appearing on my files

All of the sudden, the blue circle with the check box started showing up on all of my desktop icons. I’m only using the odrive sync to Amazon. Its the same check box that I see when a file successfully syncs.

This just started happening. Any thoughts?


I just restarted sync (windows 5049) and the blue file badge just changed to a dual user icon for all my desktop items. What’s that mean? I’m pretty sure its related to the latest update for odrive. Feeling a little uncomfortable with the product…


This is the first time I’ve seen this problem. Did you move the odrive folder or use pro sync to add a folder? If yes, what are the paths?

I don’t use pro sync but I did more the odrive folder to another internal drive (G:) - separate from my OS disk.

I paused Sync for a while and just restarted it again. This time another new badge on my desktop files.

I dug into this a little bit and this actually looks like a long-standing, elusive bug in Windows. Here are a couple of threads about it:


Generally I’ve seen that an F5 “refresh” will correct the issue. If that doesn’t work, it is possible a icon cache reset can fix the issue, although not guaranteed. You would need to open a command prompt and copy and paste the following in, hitting enter afterward:
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache && taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F && del "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A && del "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" /A && timeout /T 1 && explorer.exe