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File explorer, one corrupt folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Techpool, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. Techpool

    Techpool Thread Starter

    Aug 30, 2012
    I'm having an odd problem on a customer machine, for which my Google-fu has reached its limits.

    There is one specific folder in the Documents library, which when opened directly (like from a shortcut on the dekstop) only shows "corrupted" files with unusable strings for all file names and extensions.
    However, when opened in tree view, the files appear as they should. So at least it's reassuring that the folder contents are still there and can properly be read and changed. But the issue is still inconvenient and worrisome.

    I have already tried chkdsk /f on the partition and even mirrored the whole volume to a new harddrive, but that didn't help. I also tried copying the whole folder to another location, it shows up just fine that way as well.

    Now I am out of ideas how to fix the problem or to make a proper diagnosis. Any suggestions?

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  2. ETech7


    Aug 30, 2012
    Did you try to create shortcuts to that folder in other locations (not on Desktop)? Try to rename the folder and create new shortcut.
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