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Windows 7: File can be seen only through the upload window in IE


24 Mar 2013   #1
dc2000

Windows
 
 
File can be seen only through the upload window in IE

I'm not sure how this could be possible, so I'd appreciate if someone suggested what's going on?

On my Windows 7 desktop when I open the "Choose File To Upload" dialog window from IE9 and navigate to my desktop, I see there a ZIP file listed (see attached), but when I go to the actual desktop I don't see that file there. Further more, when I try to cut that file from the "Choose File To Upload" dialog and paste it somewhere else I get the message telling me that "Item Not Found" (see attached).




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25 Mar 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

First, please fill out your system specs using the info for the computer that has this problem.

This tutorial might help: System Info - See Your System Specs

Please include these two items in your system spec info:

1) the version of the browser that you are using
(IE8, IE9, IE10) 32bit or 64bit <<< see task manager

2) the anti-virus tool you are using

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3) Are you logged on using a account with admin rights?

4) Is the UAC turned on?

Please show all folders/files:

5) Can you see the zip file of interest if you open the Windows (file) Explorer to this location?
C:\Users\Public\Desktop

6) If not, then can you see it in this location?
C:\Users\username\Desktop

We can save these for later:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
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25 Mar 2013   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try to delete it from an advanced command prompt. If still not found, I'll look tomorrow for a method that worked in another thread,

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click on cmd.exe in results above and choose Run as administrator> When command prompt opens type

cd:(your username)\desktop

Enter

The directory will be changed to desktop> Now type

del (name of folder)

Enter

From your picture it appears to be exp - 08-09-2012 (v.2.0.7.0), so you'd type

del exp - 08-09-2012 (v.2.0.7.0)

Enter

A Guy
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26 Mar 2013   #4
dc2000

Windows
 
 

This happens in IE 9.0.8112.16421. It runs as a 32-bit process (more than one actually.) I use MS Security Essentials. UAC is on. I'm on a standard user account. "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" nor "C:\Users\username\Desktop" have that file. As per "A Guy"'s suggestion doing del from an admin console doesn't help either -- there's no such file there. That file seems to be visible only from IE.
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26 Mar 2013   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
First, please fill out your system specs using the info for the computer that has this problem.....
You know, it always helps to know your audience. In this case, you (the OP) are my audience. If I had remembered you, I would not have asked for system specs since you work with several system. Now I recall where I saw you before - it was in this post:
http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...ndows-7-a.html

You mentioned that you are seeing this file while logged on as a standard user. Try the built in administrator account (not a user with admin rights): Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

How about getting to it via a Live CD?

A chkdsk might be in order.

Can you see this file via the File > Open file dialog box in notepad? Just curious. Notepad calls the same API that IE is calling, but the integrity level could be different.

Have you searched the whole drive for this file? I know where Windows thinks that this file is but something has barfed. The "item not found" screenshot shows a path to the file, but do you see that same path if you right click on the file and look at the properties?

And the security tab, does that give a clue?

Does the end-user need this file? Or is it just an annoyance/curiosity?
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26 Mar 2013   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It occurs to me that if the file is still actually there, it may show on a 3rd party file manager, or, as UsernameIssues mentioned, a Linux live CD. I wonder if a search with something like Everything (better then windows search), for that file name might show something? I doubt it is in IE's cache, as it shows in the upload dialog. A Guy
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27 Mar 2013   #7
dc2000

Windows
 
 

@UsernameIssues. Yes. That was a different computer though.

So, guess what, guys? I guess we'll never know... Windows update installed IE10 and that file is gone from its upload window. I have no idea what that was... must've been one of many bugs in IE9...
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27 Mar 2013   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for posting back with the status.
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