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Windows 7: Random Locked Files Appearing in Hard Drive?

22 Oct 2013   #1
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random Locked Files Appearing in Hard Drive?

Hey everyone,

While I was updating my laptop using the Windows Update, I see a Locked file appear randomly in my 2nd Hard Drive (the one without the OS).

I am not sure if it's from the Windows Update as it is installing, but I see it appear, and then disappear.

There were two locked files that I spotted. One contained MRT.exe and the other had a whole bunch of folders with numbers, 1024,1025,1026 with other .exe, and lot's of other files.

Both of those do have a little lock icon to them.

It's also weird to see these files in my other hard drive, as that only contains my media stuff..

Any help or suggestions? I am totally stumped!


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22 Oct 2013   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I take it the files are still there?

It may be helpful also to post a screen shot of Disk Management maximized
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22 Oct 2013   #3
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I take it the files are still there?

It may be helpful also to post a screen shot of Disk Management maximized
Nope, the two different files I encountered are not there anymore...Does this normally happen? And any other steps I should take now?
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22 Oct 2013   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would do a scan with Malwarebytes just to be cautious. But it may be that the update detected another drive with plenty od space for temp file and folder structures. I'd just watch for anything weird. If things seem ok and virus scans are negative I wouldn't worry too much.
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22 Oct 2013   #5
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where would you think those files went? Do they automatically get deleted?

My full Malwarebytes scan turned up with no virus (scanned twice).
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22 Oct 2013   #6
Johnthefast

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey, sometimes windows installations load the temp files on another drive and just clean themselves up afterwards. if your unlucky they leave behind the entire installer like Vcredist but its pretty normal. if you do a full virus scan and nothing comes up it should be fine
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