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Folder on Destop Mystery!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Julie_40, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. Julie_40

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    OK...I have a Compaq Pressario 5000 Desktop and have been having problems with it as to crashing on me and all. The other day I noticed a "Folder" on my desktop and when I click on it to see what it in it..won't let me look as what is inside folder. I tried cutting and pasting to somewhere else to open it and won't let me..I have the choices of right clickin on folder and says Cut,Creat shortcut, and Delete. But, when I click on Delete it says the folder is too large to go to the Recycle bin...wondering what it may be?? anyone with any help...
    Julie
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  2. Rockn

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    Run a virus scan with the lates virus definitions. If you don't have an AV program download the free version of AVG from www.grisoft.com and post back with the results.
     
  3. Julie_40

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    I ran a virus scan with my Norton Antivirus 2003 and said No viruses detected in scan. And I also did the Housecall virus scan. Don't understand what it is or HOW it got on my desktop. Strange :(
     
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    What is the name of the folder? Can you see the contens from DOS?
     
  5. Julie_40

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    It don't have a Name to it like my other folders have. And No i can't see the contents...
     
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    Change the properties on your recycle bin so that deleted items bypass it......
     
  7. putasolution

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    Can you right click it and click properties?

    If so, what does it tell you?
     
  8. Julie_40

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    Im able to right click on it but NO options for Properities. All I have is Cut and Shortcut and Delete.
     
  9. panzer999

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    I can't figure out why you can't see the contents either from MSDOS or by booting into DOS.

    You could always post a HiJack log......
     
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