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22-Oct-2005, 02:22 AM #1
Folder keeps repeating itself over and over
OK, this is a weird one I think.

I have two hard drives. On one of them, the one that does not have Windows on it, I discovered an icon that looked like a disk drive (the same icon that represents my hard drives in My Computer) that is labeled New Folder, but it does not have the regular folder icon. The directory this folder is located at is D:\ProgramFiles\Games\EA Sports\New Folder

I was pretty sure I did not create this, so I looked to see what files were inside of it. Well, all it has is in it are the same folders that are located in my D:\ProgramFiles\Games folder, but it has them over and over and over, forever, as long as I can look. The files have been repeated again and again. So not only is it taking up a ton of room, on my hard drive, whenever I scan for viruses or anything on this drive, it has to scan all those folders again, and again and again and it takes forever. When I try to delete the files within this "New Folder" it also deletes the actual files that are supposed to be there too, erasing them from the computer. I hope this sort of makes sense. I should also mention that the programFiles folder is a second one someone created by accident, that is why there is not space between the words.

So what is going on here? I have scanned for viruses, spyware and adware, so I don't think it has anything to do with that. Is it some sort of backup that went awry?

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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22-Oct-2005, 04:14 AM #2
well I asked some friends on this one, and we have never seen that before, the only thing we could come up with was to try to delete the "New Folder", or try to at least. It may kill all your games, but it may solve the issue. I wish I could find better information for you, but that's it. Sorry,

Good luck!
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22-Oct-2005, 06:19 AM #3
There is a problem with the FAT or MFT (depending on whether it is FAT32 or NTFS) and it has a circular reference.
What you need to do is run CHKDSK D: /R
That will spot what is going on and correct it. You can then decide what to do with it
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