Both problems, the folder that moved and the dimmed icons have been corrected- D.G.
Overload of brain, trying to keep too many projects running at once. Probably clicked on that Word folder instead of something else and moved it.
Yes I had everything backed up, but feared some hardware fault was brewing
The dimming? I think lotvic was right because at one stage I did find trusted Corel Draw files opening as "read only" and probably over-did the cure. I was able to correct this in batches of files and folders only affecting one data partition.
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