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Windows 7: Strange folder being created on spare partitions

03 Oct 2010   #11
Blackhawk131

 
 

not sure what you are referring to, but there is nothing in windows updates or program files.


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03 Oct 2010   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have tried restartuing the PC, then trying to delete it?
Files may be in use until reboot.
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03 Oct 2010   #13
Blackhawk131

 
 

yes, but I am going to try going into safe mode and see if i can delete from there. On the usb drive, I have even taken it to another system and you can't delete.

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03 Oct 2010   #14
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have one on folder like that my external Harddrive. It looks like it was created by a Session of Acronis Try & Decide.

-DG
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03 Oct 2010   #15
Blackhawk131

 
 

I think it is something to do with Acronis but I am not using try and decide.
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03 Oct 2010   #16
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I only used it once and it crashed on me. Bu who's to say that folders like that aren't left behind by other Acronis components. If you can pack that folder into a ZIP or RAR and upload it to Mediafire or so, I would be willing to take a closer look. At least the two BMPs should tell you where its from.

-DG
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03 Oct 2010   #17
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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03 Oct 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

blackhawk,
First try to delete in safe mode.

Be sure to go to an elevated command prompt and to use the good old dos commands to navigate to the folder and then use the DEL command.

If you can't delete, the folder use the attrib -r -s -h foldername /S command and then try to delete. If that doesn't work use DIR and then use attrib -r -s -h *.*. Now try to delete.

Examples:
D:
cd \53ab78a8548aac7479d7a4ee
attrib -r -s -h 53ab78a8548aac7479d7a4ee /S
del *.* /s

You just be sure you are in the correct location before you use that del command.

If all of this doesn't work, then:
Make yourself a System Repair Disc.
Boot (you must actually boot) from the Disc.
At an elevated command prompt, now try to delete the files.

Here's some info you will need:
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Elevated Command Prompt

DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button


COMMAND PROMPT - GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order.OR
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the System Recovery Options dialog appears.
5) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
Select a keyboard input method |
NEXT button
6) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
NEXT button
8) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS |
Choose a recovery tool |
9) Click on command prompt from the list shown

Run any desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Shutdown your computer.
Power on your computer.
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