Sometime back, received a floppy, which when inserted into my laptop, showed a desktop icon, and a folder.htt icon. After transferring files from this floppy onto my laptop, every folder that I have opened since then shows the same. Now even if a new floppy is inserted, after a few seconds, the same two icons appear on the window. Deleting them gets rid of them but the next time the same thing happens all over again. Have since gone through find, have typed in folder.htt, found all of them and deleted them. Did the same for the desktop, but get an error message saying: The file 'desktop' is a system file. If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the recycle bin? Also every folder in my computer has these same two icons. HELP
Sounds like you have "show all files" on - folder.htt is a system file. Delete it and it will come back. The reason you didn't see them before was becuase your friend has probably left show all files on.
Thanks paperman27 tried turning it off, but did not help. Turned off show all files also, and is good, but on insertion of a good floopy, the same two files are written onto the new disk. Is thids normal? Have never seen it happen before.