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Opening a specific folder prompts a Windows Explorer error message.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kgf, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. kgf

    kgf Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    As mentioned in the title, I've recently encountered problems while opening the folder in which I download files to. What's different from what I've experienced in the past, is that this error doesn't pop up for any other drive/folder but this specific part of the directory. So I'm wondering is it possible to cut the files to a new folder and delete/avoid this folder? Or are my problems greater than something as simple as this?

    Background info:
    While attempting to upgrade the expansion for WoW: Burning Crusade, I wasn't able to more or less for the fact that my original drive that came with the computer (dell 2001) is starting to fall apart. ie. corrupt file packets I believe it was. This folder is in the same hard drive, so it just possible that the hard drive is going to randomly do this until it completely malfunctions? Or have I downloaded malware of some sort that was never detected? I've run ad-aware, S&D, Anti-Trojan, Symantec AV multiples times making sure to do updates before each scan, but nothing has come up.

    If you could please give me some ideas as to how to fix this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

    -kgf
     
  2. MMJ

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    What does the error message say?
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Welcome to TSG....

    More than likely it is the last file that you downloaded into this directory and it is corrupt.

    What is the filename you downloaded?

    Where did you get it?

    What did you download it thru?
     
  4. kgf

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    found it guys! it was a corrupt southpark episode I was trying to download through limewire pro. thanks for your ideas. (y)
     
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