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: "this folder is empty" windows 7

29 Dec 2010   #1
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 
"this folder is empty" windows 7

HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #3
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2010   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

My suggestion is to assume all your current security software has been compromised. I recommend performing a full scan of your system with this on-line scanner Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

Also, if you can isolate the download, then upload and scan it using this on-line scanner http://www.virustotal.com/

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
Torrent versions can and do slip things by AV apps. You have no idea what is in the torrent and it comes DIRECTLY from another user you dont know. thats one reason most site wont support machines with torrent clients on them.

Suggest you download malwarebytes and run in safe mode to find it.


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #6
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
Torrent versions can and do slip things by AV apps. You have no idea what is in the torrent and it comes DIRECTLY from another user you dont know. thats one reason most site wont support machines with torrent clients on them.

Suggest you download malwarebytes and run in safe mode to find it.


Ken J
as mentioned above I already have it and ran it. nothing has been found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #7
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Also just to add it seems the /c drive folders are ok but everything in my torrent download location is showing the "folder is empty" message. still prefer to find out how to fix this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Also just to add it seems the /c drive folders are ok but everything in my torrent download location is showing the "folder is empty" message. still prefer to find out how to fix this
Scan your PC as recommended. Until you do that, and ensure you have isolated the apparent infection, there is little anyone can do to help you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "this folder is empty" windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"Recent Places" folder always empty
I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated. On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program. The "Recent Places"...
General Discussion
An empty "Logs" folder keeps being created on my Desktop.
Hi, The problem started about a week ago when suddenly an empty "Logs" folder was created on my Desktop. I didn't think much of it and deleted it but then it happened again repeatedly since then. I can't find out why this is happening and what is causing it, did a Full Scan with KIS 2015 many...
General Discussion
Win7 folder navigation panel "Favourites" button is empty
Hello there, my first post here :) When i'm trying to save something from my browser to a desktop, i should see a "desktop" shortcut, but it only shows "favourites" icon, which is empty(also i cannot expand it). Favourites are also missing just when navigating on windows folders, not just when...
Customization
Empty folder "LocalGoogle" reapearing in AppData
Anybody knows why this folder reapears in C:\Users\User\AppData ? When deleted it just gets back.
General Discussion
Windows 7 x64 Pro, "empty folder" bug?
I've noticed that sometimes Windows Explorer reports some folders as being empty, even though they aren't. Reentering that folder would reveal the files eventually. Has anyone noticed this bug? I'm already wondering how many folders did I accidentally delete because of this bug.
General Discussion


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 11:10.
Twitter Facebook Google+