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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ImVeryUgly, Jun 21, 2010.

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  1. ImVeryUgly

    ImVeryUgly Thread Starter

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    I've noticed a strange issue (see image attached). I've found that there's a new folder, that has appear inside other folder I've been working recently. The new folder, is called "C:", as the name of the drive where I've got windows xp installed. The new appeared folder "C:" behaves as a link to C:\ when I double-click it, but if I try to delete it, then windows notifies me that I'm trying to delete C:\windows folder and that that's not possible. Indeed, trying to delete the subfolder "C:" is the same as delete the whole "C:" drive. :eek::confused:
    Men, you never know what's the next surprise windows will bring to you.
    I don't know exactly what to ask. Do you think this is normal? Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. valis

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    you are not in the c drive. You are in the prj folder OFF of the c drive, that also has a c folder in it.

    right click start > explore > and drill down to the c drive and you'll see the file hierarchy.
     
  3. ImVeryUgly

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    It's a kind of recursive problem... I've:

    C:\prj\3dge_test\demoMesh\C:

    and the same inside, so I can get deeper in

    C:\prj\3dge_test\demoMesh\C:\prj\3dge_test\demoMesh\

    infinitely (see again attached file). Funny, huh? One of the problems is that I can't delete or copy "demoMesh" folder, because it contains my whole C: drive, and recursively added infinite times... I guess I'm going to need reinstall soon... :'(

    Nobody have had this issue before? I'm virus-protected and firewalled... and I don't (use) to look for porn... I'm clean! :p
    Well, any help would be appreciated ;)
     

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  4. valis

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    did you add that folder to your drive? Is it some sort of backup? I don't see why you can't delete it; windows certainly isn't looking for anything there.
     
  5. ImVeryUgly

    ImVeryUgly Thread Starter

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    No, I don't, but I can have accidentally drag&drop C: drive to C:\prj\3dge_test\demoMesh\ folder... I've been messing around that folder last weekend from linux...
    I'm going to reboot and to see how that looks from linux.
     
  6. ImVeryUgly

    ImVeryUgly Thread Starter

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    Well, indeed, under ubuntu the same folder was seen as:

    /media/disk/prj/3dge_test/demoMesh/C:/

    and "C:" seems to be a perfectly legal name for a folder in linux. For windows, however, a folder called "C:" seems to be like a pain, and thus windows forbids characters like /:\ or others when naming files or folders.

    Well, I've accidentally created that folder (still don't know how), but now I can safely remove it from linux.

    :) (y)
     
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