Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: The Magical Disappearing Reappearing Folder!

04 Aug 2011   #1
Chips

Windows 7
 
 
The Magical Disappearing Reappearing Folder!

Strange one this, and rather annoying. Well, about a couple of weeks ago I made a folder on my desktop to put a movie clip in. After transferring the clip to another drive I deleted the empty folder only to find it back on my desktop a short time later! Strange, I thought. But I simply shrugged my shoulders and deleted it again only to find it back on my desktop yet again a short time later! So, I deleted it yet again and made sure I also deleted it from my Recycle Bin too, just to make doubly sure. Guess what? A short time later I found the empty folder back on my desktop yet again!!! By this time things were getting really, really frustrating and annoying. So, this time I renamed the folder, deleted it completely from my computer thinking maybe I'd seen the last of it....Wrong, it's back on my desktop with its original name! Anyone know what's going on here and why it's just this one folder that's doing it? Nope, I'm having absolutely no trouble from any other folders I've created, only this one.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Aug 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2011   #3
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I've tried the Safe Mode method but the thing came back. So I guess the only other thing it could be is a toolbar is using the folder as my default location. Trouble is what toolbar and how do I change the default location?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 The Magical Disappearing Reappearing Folder!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Second HDD rapidly reappearing/disappearing with autorun/format dialog
OS: win7 professional 64bit While reformatting due to bit rot I installed a second hdd. It worked fine for the last few months but just recently started behaving strangely. When browsing in explorer after not having been there for a bit it would take a while to load but then become...
Hardware & Devices
Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder
recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY ! sorry im new here :D
General Discussion
Desktop computer disappearing and reappearing on network (from Laptop)
Hello, I have trawled the forums and have googled and can't seem to find anything that seems to be able to resolve the situtation. I have a windows7 home laptop and a Windows XP desktop. There are connected through a wireless modem. For ages the laptop could find the desktop no worries,...
Network & Sharing
$RECYCLE.BIN Folder keeps reappearing...
...on my external hard drive. And it's annoying to say the least. I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I have the hard drive in question set to bypass the recycle bin in the recycle bin properties. But that folder keeps getting recreated. I know I can hide it from view on the computer but I use...
General Discussion
Dvd drive disappearing and reappearing
Ok I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and my dvd drive keeps coming and going. The drive is a TSST TS-L633B 12.7 SATA Trayload 8X DVDRW. The pc is a dual core pentium with 3gb ram. When loading a dvd the drive will show up and then shortly disappear. Sometimes it will stay longer but if i pause a dvd...
Hardware & Devices
Window disappearing and reappearing
I have a new computer with Windows 7. It is also a 64-bit which i havent had before either. The issue I am having isn't something I can't ignore but it is really puzzling and I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Randomly, I will be online and the window just disappears. Strangely you...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App