Stange folder ressurects itself after being deleted.

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  1. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    It has been about a month, and I have tried everything.
    This folder just keeps coming back.

    My computer works perfectly in every respect except for this problem.
    About a month ago, I created a folder on my desktop.
    I put some music files in the folder.
    Then I moved the music files.
    I threw the folder into the recycle bin. I emptied the recycle bin.

    The folder soon reappeared on my desktop.
    I have deleted it numerous times, and have tried all kinds of ways to eliminate it for good.
    Eventually it reappears on my desktop.

    Even at times when i thought I successfully deleted it because I don't see it for a long period of time. Eventally it comes back to haunt me.

    Has this type of error ever happened to anybody?
     
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  3. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    if it is the default download location for some program, then it is likely that whenever that program starts up, it recreates the folder.
     
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  5. Pi-Sudoku Slightly extreme Registered Senior Member

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    Vslayer is right, if a program wants to use a folder then it will make one if there isn't one there.

    An example of this is iTunes. It will create a default folder in C:/documents and settings/user/my documents/my music/itunes/itunes music.

    Find the program which is doing this and change the default folder
     
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  7. glaucon tending tangentially Moderator

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    cool skill,

    I imagine that vslayer and Pi-Sudoku are correct; this is more than likely a file-association type error.
    Worse case scenario, I've found this app to be handy: Unlocker

    Good luck.
     
  8. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Try a registry search for the folder name. That might point you to the guilty program. You could then edit the value directly, or go to the program options.
     
  9. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks.
    The only thing I can think of is that I ripped files using Windows Media Player 10 from a CD into that folder.


    EDIT: OK. I checked WMP10, and it has that folder as the folder where my music will be ripped to. I have changed it, and deleted the folder from the desktop again.
     
  10. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Good luck!
     
  11. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i suggest looking at your computer and shake your finger at it and say "if you don't straighten up i'm gonna rip all your boards out"
     
  12. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    It worked! Thanks! For some reason, I thought I had already tried this before. I guess that I forgot that I had not tried it.
    Either way, I finally did it, and the folder is now gone for good.
     
  13. yejing Registered Member

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    Help

    I encounter the same problem as lixluke.However,I just cant find where the source is.I used that folder to store my itunes music then i moved everything to Local disk. But everytime I turn on my computer,it comes out again.I changed the default folder to Local Disk already,but that folder still pops up everything.anyone knows how to find out where in comes from?i tried putting that folder in other folders,but it still comes out.please help me,I'm being haunted by this folder:bawl: and im super

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  14. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    You have to change the default folder in Windows Media Player. If a folder is set in WMP as default, it will continue to come back if you try to delete it.
     
  15. shukrimh Registered Member

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    deleted file appear after log in

    good day,let me have a simple words because i'm not perfect in english.
    I open new file and delete old file.I log out after all.Another time when i log in,new file is gone/missing and deleted file are coming back on screen.i use window xp.please help me.thanks
     
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