Have you noticed those green ticks on the apps, files, and folders on your desktop in the latest versions of Windows 10? Well, the green tick on an app, file, or folder signifies that it’s synchronized with OneDrive. However, off-late people have also been noticing grey x’s on the file, folders, and apps instead, causing them to worry.
It can be anything like the sync with OneDrive has stopped somehow, due to the latest Windows 10 update, due to Dropbox, Norton or anything. While you can try restarting your computer, run a clean boot, or uninstalling the Steam game, there are chances that the grey x’s will come back. So, what is the solution for now?
The good news is, there is a rather quick fix for this that resolves the problem for now and in a much easier way we thought. Let’s see how.
Solution: By Refreshing The App/File/Folder
Step 1: Simply right-click anywhere on the desktop on an empty space and click on Refresh.
Alternatively, you can also click anywhere on the desktop on an empty area and press F5 on your keyboard.
Voila! And, the grey x should now be gone from the app/file/folder.