I have begun to notice that some of my folders (the mustard yellow icons used in windows to represent a folder) have gone a grey-yellow colour. This has also happened to some of my other icons within folders and seems to be spreading!! Is my hard drive on the way out or is it something equally scary?
Fading icons/folders indicates that they are set as hidden in file properties and you have selected to show all files in the Tools/Folder Options menu. Select Hide system files in the Tools/Folder Options and the faded icons/folders should disappear.