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Solved: Help, Strange file problem on 2nd Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bumbledor, Feb 26, 2015.

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  1. Bumbledor

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    I have windows 7 here. 2 Drives.. C drive is a 500GB, the F drive is a 1TB drive I use for storage of files and such.

    Recently I downloaded some files from a video converter site. that site left 3 files named www.33040.asde.net in the folder where I was downloading the videos to.

    I tried to delete the files as they were being shown as zero bytes..
    that did not work, as it said the files were not found, yet show up in a listing of the folder.

    next I tried deleting the folder.. again, the folder shows up in the HD listing, but if I try to delete it, it says its not there.. Why is it showing up on my files list then??

    Any ideas???

    Here is the error I get. You can see the Folder name on the left, and the folder contents on the right, the names of which I have removed for privacy reasons.. Yet when I try to delete the folder, it says its not there.. so why does it show up then as being there?

    Thanks!



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  2. DaveBurnett

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    Is it still there after a reboot?
     
  3. Bumbledor

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    Yep, still there today.. got the same error message when I tried to delete the folder today..
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    In safe mode??
     
  5. Bumbledor

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    I wish we could upload jpgs directly to this message box instead of having to link to them.. but anyways..

    here is the sequence that I tried this morning..

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    Then I got this when I tried

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    How can it show in the files listing if its not there to be deleted???
     
  6. Bumbledor

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    Yep, Even in safe mode, (nothing extra loaded) I got the same result..
     
  7. Crazy10

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    What do you have as an AV?
     
  8. DaveBurnett

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    Dos a DIR command from booting into COMMAND PROMPT only see it?
     
  9. Bumbledor

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    Ok,, what is an "AV"?
     
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  12. DaveBurnett

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    Don't do that just yet unless it is actually causing a problem.
    I'm fairly sure I have seen this behaviour before on a forum(maybe even this one) and found out what it is.
    I would like to solve it rather than nuke it if you are prepared to do that.
     
  13. Bumbledor

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    oh ok.. in that case.. it would be easier to fix it than to have to back it up, format it then copy everything back over.
     
  14. DaveBurnett

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    I'll dig through the old stuff over the weekend and see if I can find it.
     
  15. Bumbledor

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    Ok.. i got time.. its not a big thing, just an annoyance..
     
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