X shows at left top corner of saved folders?

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  1. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    I have been saving several folders that contain some of my best photos to an external hard drive, and an X shows at the left top corner of several of the folders in the external hard drive. If I open these folders to look at the photos inside it seems that all are fine, but I have no idea what the "X" means. I searched on the internet trying to figure what the problem is, but was unsuccessful. Does anybody know what the X means?

    Thank you in advance for your response (s).
     
  2. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

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    Hi there.

    Upon researching it appears that the 'X' you describe may be the 'Cancel' button it displays when you're in the process of copying a folder/file in Finder. It sounds like the 'X' graphic is stuck. Try ejecting your external HD and unplugging it, relaunching Finder (from the :apple: menu, then 'Force Quit...'), and then plugging your HD in again. That should clear it up, but if it doesn't, try a full reboot.
     
  3. AlaskaMoose, Apr 28, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019

    AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you. I will try your suggestions.

    P.S. Restarted the iMac and that solved the problem. Thanks to you I can relax now!
    :)
     
  4. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

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    Good to hear that worked! :)
     

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