Files called "Icon" pollute folders in shared cloud services Dropbox and Google Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by dudido, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. dudido

    dudido Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I'm currently testing the Parallels 16 trial. On my macOS 10.15.6 host I'm running Google Drive Files Stream, iCloud Drive, and Dropbox, which I share with the Windows10 VM for testing Edge and IE11 freely available from Microsoft.

    I noticed that numerous folders contain files entitled "Icon", which are normally invisible in the host OS. If I activate the display of hidden files and folders in macOS Finder the files show up as "Icon?". Presumably because the file names contain these non-visible Unicode code points, these are being replaced by a block sign in Windows and by a question mark in macOS. These files also crashed a Windows application called SayMore, when accessing those folders, presumably because of these non-compliant filenames.

    How do I stop these from appearing?

    Thanks for the support.
     

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