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Windows 7: Strange occurence in properties window

25 Dec 2011   #1
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Strange occurence in properties window

Hello. I have noticed a strange fact regarding my windows 7 32 bit operating system. When I delete some files in a folder, then go to properties, when i look at "Contains", it still shows the number of files i had before deletion, not the current number of files in that folder. Is there a way to repair this? Thanks in advance! (rebooted my pc, but with no success, if it is to mention)
BTW: Happy holidays


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25 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you empty the Recycle Bin?

I don't see a "Contains" choice in any folder property menu. Can you tell me how you get to it, as following the directions you gave does not show it for me.

Maybe post a screen shot of it? Make sure the window you want to capture has the focus.
Press Alt+Print Screen. That will capture the active window.
Print Screen will capture the entire screen, including properties dialogs.
Start MSPaint - Start then Run, type mspaint and press Enter.
Press Ctrl+v to paste the picture in to MS Paint.
Click File then Save as and save it to your Desktop.

Start a new reply.
Click on the Browse button below the message input area.
Navigate to where you saved the picture, select it and click on Open.
Click on Attach This File.
Once uploaded, click on Add To Post to the far right of the uploaded file.
Scroll down and click Preview Post to verify the image shows.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

There should be around 130 files instead that number, also Recycle Bin is empty. Here you go:


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26 Dec 2011   #4
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

When I have bizarre things like that happen, here's what I do:

1) Create a new folder
2) Move the entire contents of the old folder into the new folder
3) Delete the old folder
4) Rename the new folder to that of the old folder's name.
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26 Dec 2011   #5
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by search53 View Post
When I have bizarre things like that happen, here's what I do:

1) Create a new folder
2) Move the entire contents of the old folder into the new folder
3) Delete the old folder
4) Rename the new folder to that of the old folder's name.
Well, this would be nice if it happened only to this folder. But this happens to any folder. For example, if I make a folder, put 4 files in it, delete 3, so it remains 1. When i look at properties, at "Contains" sais still 4 files. Not that it is a severe bug, but it wouldn't be bad for it to get fixed. So, waiting for future answers . Thanks in advance!
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26 Dec 2011   #6
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, the type of bug you describe is a rare occurrence for me - so the "stopgap" solution works well enough.
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26 Dec 2011   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

As a test, create a new account. See if it happens there as well. That will tell us whether it is a OS problem or a account specific problem.

Open Control Panel, User Accounts. Click on Manage another account then Create a new account. You may want to pick a name you like or can live with in case the problem is account specific, in which case you can keep the new account and copy all your data from the old to the new then at some point delete the old.
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You can use the Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your profiles and settings to a new account:
  1. Go to Start > type Easy Transfer > Click Windows Easy Transfer in the search results.
  2. You will get a welcome message to Windows Easy Transfer. Click Next.
  3. Choose a different partition or internal hard drive, external hard disk or USB flash drive. Can't be the same drive you are transferring from (the "old computer").
  4. Select This is my old computer.
  5. Check the box before your current user account, and click Next.
  6. You can input a password if you want.
  7. Click Save to save the transfer file. The transfer file will be a single file with the extension .MIG. Please remember the location.
  8. Create a new account via Control Panel - User Accounts.
  9. Log off the current account and log on the new account.
  10. Open Windows Easy transfer again and click This is my New Computer.
  11. Choose "Yes, open the file" to navigate to the .MIG file.
  12. Check the box before your old account, then click the Advanced Options above the Transfer button, then you choose which user account you want to transfer.
  13. Click Save and Transfer. Now, you can see what are the files that were transferred.
Test if everything works correctly in the new account now. If yes you can delete the old account via User Accounts.

If not, please delete the new account via User Accounts. Go back to step 8, and repeat the step 9 and 10, then check the box before your old account, and click on the Customize button next to this old account, and uncheck the box before Windows Settings, then click the Transfer button.
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26 Dec 2011   #8
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just out of curiosity, how big is the MIG file likely to be? Not everyone has more than one partition or an external HDD.
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26 Dec 2011   #9
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Used windows easy transfer, made new account, transfered everything to new account, and it was success. Also, when i made a new folder on the new account and created some files, first time it showed their number correct, and when i deleted some of them, it showed the new number of files. So, on a new account this is working, it is displaying as it should. But, is there a way to fix this problem on the old account? Thanks in advance!
Well, the MIG file is 1.06 GB. If I had to select "Shared" as well in windows easy transfer, the file would have had around 70 gb.

EDIT: I have discovered a kinda strange thing. This problem with folders only applies to some folders, music folders which i have. Instead of showing the real number of files, it shows their number +2. Also, if i moved all the files from that folder, it will still show 2 files there, with a total capacity of 36 KB -52 KB. That happens for several music folders. If i delete the folder and recreate it, the problem disappears. Well, i tried to display the hidden files inside my pc, but on those folders it does not appear anything. What could it be?
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27 Dec 2011   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't know, but if the new account fixes it, why not use the new account and delete the old one?
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