|05 Apr 2011||#1|
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"Burn Folder" Disaster (not the usual "can't del" thing)
was burning data on a DVD-R
i used the "like flash disc" method formatting it
then went on deleting, moving & renaming image folders..
i think that was wrong to do..
when i started the burn process it stopped responding after several minutes..
i had to force restart the machine to eject disc..
then i discovered a specific folder i put in the image is very big in size..
checked it and found the windows has created system files and folders in it
AppData, Temp, Microsoft, ..etc
it couldnt be deleted the easy way
used Unlocker, could just delete few folders then the machine stops responding..
and this repeated useless several times..
used the Safe Mode With Command: RD /S.. it deleted the folder..
but after restart windows normally the folder is still there and keeps creating system stuff..
some programs started using this location to run, like Chrome..
i discovered i lost all my history and cookies and had to reinstall it and its still sticking to the Burn Folder's infected folder..
the folder is growing fast.. i have to to wipe it using command and reinstall Chrome again and again..
i need to burn discs too..
i apologize for being too long
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|06 Apr 2011||#6|
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It might not be impossible to fix, but it is certainly extremely difficult, and liable to prove very time consuming.
Once you have accidentally redirected virtual folders and all permissions etc etc, then you are invariably in trouble.
I can't see any alternative to a re-install.
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