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Windows 7: Extracted ghost file removal !!

02 Apr 2013   #1
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Extracted ghost file removal !!

Hi All, thanks for reading.
I have this bug type issue, when i extract files from either a .zip or .rar, every now and then when i go to delete the extracted files they appear to stay where they where, be it on the desktop usually or a specific folder, the files however have actually been sent to the bin but they still appear to remain where they were extracted too.
The only way i can make them go away is by stopping explorer in DM and restarting, then the 'ghost' files have gone from the desktop or folder.
I am totally up to date with updates, i ran all sorts of scans but nothing seems to stop this occurring from time to time which is also annoying because it doesn't happen every time !!!

Any ideas peeps

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


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02 Apr 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What happens if you press F5 (Refresh) when this happens?
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02 Apr 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would like to try and help but I have no idea what this means.
Stopping explorer in DM. Device Manager/Desktop Manager or what.
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03 Apr 2013   #4
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Layback Bear, my mistake, its task manager where i stop explorer and restart it. I will try the F5 thing too Ztrucker, thank you.
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03 Apr 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you are talking about Windows Explorer and not I.E. Explorer it might help to run this. It might help and won't hurt. Please read and follow instructions.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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05 Apr 2013   #6
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Mmmmm ran that scan and no violations were found ! F5 only refreshes the same as right click and refresh so i'm still having the same problem... not that its a problem i suppose, more an annoying bug ;p

Thanks anyhow guys.
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05 Apr 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just thought of something. The thing you are trying to delete might still be running in the background. If it is still running you won't be able to delete it until you stop it from running.
You could check msconfig/startup/services and see if such programs/apps are running before trying to remove them.
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