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Windows 7: Deleted file suddenly reappears

05 Apr 2012   #11
amo

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

I honestly don't know..... all I know is that one morning I could not log in either my account or even the guest account that was on. I was only able to log in after restarting in safe mode. When trying to log in normally I would only get a black screen. I had tried ctrl+alt+delete to at least get task manager but after a while I would get an error message saying that I should restart the computer with the power button and try safe mode so I did. In safe mode I ran a full computer scan and sceduled a check disk. After the scan turned up nothing, i restarted the computer to run the check disk, and as soon as it was finished I was able to log in normally. I had no trouble with my computer since then. That was also the only time I ever had trouble with the computer.


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05 Apr 2012   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What were the disk check results? If it found and fixed some errors on the disk, the folder and file you found could have been artifacts of the corrupt areas it identified and attempted to fix.
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05 Apr 2012   #13
amo

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

wait perhaps you are right. Some errors did turn up though I cannot remember what they were. I didn't understand it.......
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05 Apr 2012   #14
amo

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

should I delete the folder again?
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05 Apr 2012   #15
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That would be my best guess, then. If there were corruptions in the MFT (that stores where all your files and folders are located, and what each contains), then it's possible that the repair fixed those but left artifacts such as the one you're describing here. I would say to just delete the folder again and continue on your way, unless you continue to experience these types of things or continue getting disk errors. At the very least, I'd make sure you have proper backups done in the case that your drive is slowly failing.
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05 Apr 2012   #16
amo

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

Thanks I was wondering how that happened. I deleted it and there's no trace of it.
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