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File Reappears after deletion

By dustinl15 ยท 29 replies
Sep 24, 2006
  1. dustinl15

    dustinl15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    The folder is located in "My Documents" it is called "Classes" and it is empty, no hidden files either.
    I have checked the permissions and I have all the correct permissions assigned to me.

    Exact Location is C:\Documents and Settings\linddus\My Documents\Classes

    When it comes back it's name is Classes even if I change it then redelete it. It puts in back in the My Documents folder.

    N3051M: you said something about the registry, where would I look for that at in the registry, I have done a malware clean up but it didn't find anything.
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Just be carefull not to delete anything, and backup [file>export] before you delete or change something, to be on the safe side..

    CTRL+F (find)> then type in the key you want to look for. Sometimes there may be multiple entries/same word association so hit F3 to go to the next find. try typing in the whole directory first and if it comes up with zilch then try my documents\classes etc.

    Its just a guess...
  3. dustinl15

    dustinl15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Ok, I tried that and I only pulled up a few things that had to do with "My Recent Documents", nothing that looked out of place.
  4. yosemsam

    yosemsam TS Rookie

    dustin15, i am having the same problem on my computer as you are having on yours: I have an empty folder on my computer which will delete only if i unlock the file and then delete it manually. However, after i reboot the computer, it reappears. I have even carried the problem one step further.

    On my computer, the folder is named "microsoft frontpage". Note that i have confirmed that this folder is NOT a byproduct of a microsoft office installation even though it seems like the most obvious explanation.

    After REFORMATTING the computer, and installing a fresh copy of windows, the folder is STILL there in the same location (c:\program files\microsoft frontpage). I find this very very strange. I have discovered that the folder is being loaded during winlogon. To find this out, I:

    1) downloaded Process explorer.
    2) went to Find | Find Handle or DLL
    3) typed in the name of the file or folder (in my case microsoft frontpage) and hit search
    4) found that the process which was running it was winlogon.exe

    Does your folder boot up during winlogon.exe as well? I am very curious. I think the cause of the problem is hardware-related believe it or not, but i am still scratching my head.
  5. yosemsam

    yosemsam TS Rookie

    er, i think this folder is supposed to be there, it comes with windows XP i guess, that's what my computer salesguy said.

    sorry for the confusion.
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