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Vista Folders to No Where

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dhunt, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. dhunt

    dhunt Thread Starter

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    Vista keeps creating these folders with trees that go on forever and they have absolutely no files in them and when you delete them, Vista recreates them Why? And how do you permenately stop them?
     
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    What are the names of these folders and Where are they being made?
     
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    The folders are: documents, desktop, links, etc. It seems to choose files that I use a lot. I will have the original with my files in it and then it creates these others that lead to no where. I have 2 computers a desktop and a laptop, both run the same version of Vista. I don't have the problem on my laptop, The only thing that is different really about the two computers is that I have 3 hard drives on the desktop, 2 internals and 1 external. I Checked to make sure that the 2nd hard drive was set as the slave, the pin position and the cable all show that it's the slave to the main hard drive and the external is allready designed to be a slave. I don't know what else to check for that might be causing this malfunction.
     
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    Can you provide a screen shot of this when it happens again?
     
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    I had the same or similar phenomenon, they seemed like shortcuts in the same folders and noone else used the computer that could have mistakenly mouse gestured them into existence. They all lead precisely no where even though they pointed to an existing file and I could not figure out what all those extra files where doing but in my case once deleted they did stay away. I chalked it up to an update that didn't clean up after itself perfectly but I don't really have a objective idea.
     
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