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Windows 7: Deleted files reappearing (coming back)

06 Jul 2015   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Deleted files reappearing (coming back)

I delete a file or multiple files, usually it happens with files of the media type; pictures, videos, music, etc. I will delete the file, and empty the recycle bin just to see the file returns to its original directory a week to a few months later. I've only seen this behavior on Windows 7 machines, all of them I've previously owned has experienced this problem, my computer now isn't any different. I deleted a Xerneas pictures back in May because I already posted it to Twitter, just today, that same image is back into my 'Twitter Upload' folder in the 'My Documents' of my user folder. I have emptied the recycle bin a few different times since, but the file has returned today. I did some searching around and saw that this question has been asked on various forums but no valid answer.


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06 Jul 2015   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not sure what the problem is here. It may help if you state what steps you have already taken to attempt to resolve the issue.

Recyle Bin (All Drives)

Open an elevated Elevated Command Prompt: Elevated Command Prompt Tutorial

Type:

RD /S /Q C:\$Recycle.bin

Assuming that drive C: is your windows partition. If it uses a different drive letter replace C: in the line above with the correct letter.

Press Enter

Repeat the above for all other drives.

Then right click desktop and choose "Refresh"

You might need to reboot and fresh recycle bins will be created.

Other than that try setting all recycle bins to delete files immediately.

Right click the recycle bin icon and choose "Properties". For each drive set it like this:

Deleted files reappearing (coming back)-recycle-bin-properties.jpg

Question. What's a Xerneas picture?

Also what created this "Twitter Upload Folder" ?

Is that a folder you created yourself or was it created by an application and used as the default save location for images when you use that application? Is anything set to sync with that folder?

Thanks.


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06 Jul 2015   #3
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will do that command prompt command once I am done with the forfiles command I am currently using to move 50,000 or so png files across in recup_dir_1 - recup_dir_10000 recovered from my old computer's bad drive into one folder following a tutorial found on SuperUser so I can easily go through them and remove junk ones.


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Question. What's a Xerneas picture?
Xerneas is a Pokémon. I was referring to a picture of her.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Also what created this "Twitter Upload Folder" ?

Is that a folder you created yourself or was it created by an application and used as the default save location for images when you use that application? Is anything set to sync with that folder?

Thanks.
I created this folder to put pictures I plan on posting to Twitter
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