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Windows 7: Found.001 Folder - What the Heck is it? After Win7 Install? ?!?!!!?!?

08 Oct 2011   #1
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 
Found.001 Folder - What the Heck is it? After Win7 Install? ?!?!!!?!?

So, if you look at my post from 2 days ago I was having windows issues. So, I gave up and reinstalled everything. I did the reinstall so Win7 would move my stuff to windows.old. I've done this once successfully in the past (Only once - not this time).


The install went great! Seems to be working now - spot ON! However, while I have a windows.old dir - there is nothing in it. There was this found.001 folder, it was hidden and had some VERY strange security settings on it. Me, not having a clue it took me about an hour to get in. I randomly applied settings....(sorry).

There is some weird stuff in this folder - WTHeck is it? It seems to have some of my old stuff in it? AND? I dunno - someone tell me what it is? Why it is here(on my cpu)? Should I be AlArMeD? I am not cpu is working fine.... BUT WTH?




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08 Oct 2011   #2
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 
Also

Also there is a few thousand files like this.......


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08 Oct 2011   #3
HumblePie

dual boot with Win7 SP1 and XP SP3
 
 

These look like fragment files from a chkdsk/scandisk scan. From your post, you seem to have had some disk problems. Have you run HD Tune or similar hard disk checking program to see if you have a failing hard drive?
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08 Oct 2011   #4
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HumblePie View Post
These look like fragment files from a chkdsk/scandisk scan. From your post, you seem to have had some disk problems. Have you run HD Tune or similar hard disk checking program to see if you have a failing hard drive?

So, something went wrong when I reinstalled windows? There are literally thousands and thousands of files and folders..... Just bits and pieces of files going to the wrong spot - that is an awful lot of "wrongness" though isn't it? It is working much better now though.

Ya, I ran checkdsk, sfc /scan.... and manufacture checks on both - One did have errors but are now coming back with the "000" or whatever the manf code if for 'all' clear. I did not do the reinstall until both came back "all clear" on all 3 scans.
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08 Oct 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HumblePie View Post
These look like fragment files from a chkdsk/scandisk scan...
You called it.

If all of your data is intact you can get rid of the folder and the files. I would wait about a month before doing that, though, just to be sure.
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08 Oct 2011   #6
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HumblePie View Post
These look like fragment files from a chkdsk/scandisk scan...
You called it.

If all of your data is intact you can get rid of the folder and the files. I would wait about a month before doing that, though, just to be sure.
I guess that is what it is..... Thousands of pieces of programs that should have been transfered to the windows.old directory? There is quite a few pictures and home movies I been taking from this dir and putting them into a WTH folder - is that a bad idea? ?
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08 Oct 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Not at all. This folder full of fragment files is yours to do with as you please...I'm glad chkdsk did save these files for you
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08 Oct 2011   #8
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Not at all. This folder full of fragment files is yours to do with as you please...I'm glad chkdsk did save these files for you
So, chkdsk saved these? I did need them. There literally are thousands of files - many, I have no clue what they are "lnk"(links) to programs and stuff? I dunno? Well I am glad it saved them or whatever happened - happened. I just assumed when I reinstalled windows and nothing was in the windows.old everything was gone. But, most or it; or a lot of my old stuff seems to be in this found folder.
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08 Oct 2011   #9
TonyS317

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 
What The

I am still having trouble deleting some of them. There are folders like this:

Each has 11,000 + files. It just seems to be old registry info? Inside are .dll/.mui programs/things.

I will delete what I can then go from there, I guess. Weird stuff. Well - ty all problem solved. If someone can tell me What the heck it is? What I did wrong/right. I will leave this question open.

Ty ty


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08 Oct 2011   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Not at all. This folder full of fragment files is yours to do with as you please...I'm glad chkdsk did save these files for you
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So, chkdsk saved these? I did need them...
That's exactly where chkdsk is most useful. For whatever reason, the contents of your hard drive had become scrambled and made no sense to the Windows file structure. chkdsk saves the stuff for you even though it really doesn't know exactly what to do with it. Since you do know what to do with it your stuff is still there.

Now might be a good time to mention Backups - you're making them, right?
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