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Windows 7: Emergency backup folder

11 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 
Emergency backup folder

Every so often in the last week I find an Emergency Backup folder (always empty) on the desktop. What would cause that? Thanks.

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11 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Installed any new software?
Make any changes?

Run a full antivirus scan
Dowload and run malwarebytes update and then make a full scan.

Im leaning toward some software recently installed or changed.
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11 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, richc46. Malwarebytes full scan was negative. I'll have to pay closer attention to when it appears and what I'm doing just before that. I don't think I've installed new software in a while.
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11 Nov 2010   #4

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11 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

The tricky thing is that it doesn't happen all the time. A Google search on "Emergency Recovery folder" shows only items relating to Quark, which I do not have.
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11 Nov 2010   #6

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I dont forget these unqiue problems. I think about it and will post as the thoughts come.
We have many members, possibly one of them will help, too.
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11 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks for your sticktoitiveness (hope that's a word). Yeah, this is a great forum with the wealth of experts here.
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11 Nov 2010   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Emergency Recovery Utility

Folder guard comes up multi times for that name.
Emergency Recovery folder - Google Search

Win95 had it. A lot of help.

Auslogics File undeleter.
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software...ency-recovery/
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11 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Like you I have a dell studio and there was an emergency backup folder on the desktop when I first bought it. I did some research on it, I think Dell Datasafe has an Emergency backup feature that creates this folder during the restore process. It irritated me sufficiently because it was quite large and had files with a .dsb extension which refused to open anyhow. So I just backed it to an external drive and deleted it from the hdd, after that it no longer appeared.
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18 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Hi, Bill2. My folder keeps reappearing. I did a search on "emergency," but I could find nothing that would lead me to this folder. When the folder appears, it's always empty.

Task manager doesn't seem to be showing anything unusual.

I must have updated a program and forgot to check, or uncheck, something. That's all I can think of.

Any suggestions?
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