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Windows 7: FOUND.000 File folder and what does it mean

21 Feb 2013   #1
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 
FOUND.000 File folder and what does it mean

Dear Forum,

I am enquiring as to what the FOUND.000 file is. Somehow it got created sometime yesterday.

I do recollect it being accidentally disconnected via the USB connection.

Is it anything to worry about?

When I go to place the USB External Hard Disk Drive then it asks me to scan and fix.

I have read that this is never a great idea. Any ideas.

Thank you


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21 Feb 2013   #2
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I forgot to attach what the drive looks like.

Also do I post such threads in this forum or should I go to another forum


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File Type: doc found folder - .000 - scanning - pic.doc (317.0 KB, 6 views)
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21 Feb 2013   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe those can be created when dskchk runs on a drive and finds errors and/or corrupt files.
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21 Feb 2013   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
Dear Forum,

I am enquiring as to what the FOUND.000 file is. Somehow it got created sometime yesterday.

I do recollect it being accidentally disconnected via the USB connection.

Is it anything to worry about?

When I go to place the USB External Hard Disk Drive then it asks me to scan and fix.

I have read that this is never a great idea. Any ideas.

Thank you
You can find answers to some of the questions you post with a simple Google search. For example, the question you are asking is answered in Google by posting "windows 7 what is found.000", as the search term, and the first hit provides a good explanation.

Visit the following link and select the first result for more information;

https://www.google.com/search?q=wind...rlz=1I7ADFA_en

HTH
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21 Feb 2013   #5
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much.

In one of the forums on windows - It shows how to unlock the file - I am not too sure on what I am looking at - but it looks like I do not have anything in the files

I ended up unlocking the file

I am not too sure what I am looking at - can you assist.


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21 Feb 2013   #6
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I am just going to attach where I sourced the information

How to access a found.000 folder that is locked - Microsoft Community
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21 Feb 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It appears to be a left over chkdsk fragment and you can delete it, or not, it won't cause any harm.
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21 Feb 2013   #8
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply.

I am just wondering why it went from an Expansion Drive to a Local Disk.

I have previous shots of it being an Expansion Drive?


Thanks for answering my silly questions


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22 Feb 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Possibly because you ran chkdsk on it too.
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22 Feb 2013   #10
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I am sorry to be so stupid - how do you run a chkdsk?

When you plug it in to the USB port does it automatically do it - I do not remember doing anything at that time.
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