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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!



 

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..





Then I got this when I tried



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

Bumbledor

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

Bumbledor

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Dos a DIR command from booting into COMMAND PROMPT only see it?[/QUOTE

I went to start, typed in command, got dos window..
Typed in F:
Typed in DIR /w
Its listed there.. maybe I can use dos to wipe it out if I rename it to a 1 word folder?

well I just tried that, and it seemed to work, but still shows up in windows 7.. will try a reboot and see if its still there.
 

Bumbledor

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Dos a DIR command from booting into COMMAND PROMPT only see it?[/QUOTE

I went to start, typed in command, got dos window..
Typed in F:
Typed in DIR /w
Its listed there.. maybe I can use dos to wipe it out if I rename it to a 1 word folder?

well I just tried that, and it seemed to work, but still shows up in windows 7.. will try a reboot and see if its still there.
Well, I just rebooted.. Dos delete command will not get rid of it either.. it still shows up..

Think I may have to format that drive..
LUCKLY its just a data drive, but one that I will have to back up competely before I reformat it.
 

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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.
 

Bumbledor

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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.
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.
 
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