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Windows 7: Why Does This Keep Reappearing?

19 Jan 2014   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Why Does This Keep Reappearing?

The attached files below in Chinese or some kind of "knees" keeps reappearing. I have deleted them several times but they come back. The folders are empty. Any ideas on how to permanently get rid of them?




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19 Jan 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I know that there are a couple of Excel extensions that allow opening multiple tabs and such, they are made in China/Japan. Any chance you have one of those running?
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19 Jan 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I know that there are a couple of Excel extensions that allow opening multiple tabs and such, they are made in China/Japan. Any chance you have one of those running?
I have no Excel open and rarely use it.
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20 Jan 2014   #4
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Are these folders from a flash drive with an odd format by any chance? I've seen this happen before with a folder originally named with an illegitimate character.
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20 Jan 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
Are these folders from a flash drive with an odd format by any chance? I've seen this happen before with a folder originally named with an illegitimate character.
No, not a flash drive. I don't use them. The funny character folders just come every once in a while. It isn't that much of a problem, just wondering why they keep coming back.
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20 Jan 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have seen this occur on multiple windows 7 machines with multiple configurations, (different security software/programs installed) some being clean installs with only files added. I think its a bug in windows 7 but I have never been able to identify what causes it.
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20 Jan 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to everyone. I am not going to worry myself with it.
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