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Windows 7: Folder Properties General Tab doesn't show Folder 'Size', 'Contains'

31 May 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Pity, because next step will take a couple of hours, but some times we must pay the piper.

Using the WDO link in my signature, then:

Windows Defender Offline
· is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
· performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
· reinsert the usb stick
· run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
· the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.

The results will be in 4 log files on your computer's disk in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support
Upload the four log files please.

In the process of testing this writeup, i went thru the whole nine yards several times. Best if you have a large disk is to start the full scan and then go to sleep, go watch a NBA playoff game, visit your local pub, and so on.

Did the whole full scan as you instructed. Found nothing. Zilch. Totally clean.
What now?

I think I have messed up some registry settings. Could you help me locate the registry entry which relates to the Folder Properties?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2012   #12

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

@shshnk: To recap - Folder Properties (Right Click > Properties) doesn't show the 'folder size' or the 'number of files/folders' the folder contains.

In the General Tab of the Folder Properties the following is displayed:
Size : 0 bytes
Size on disk : 0 bytes
Contains: 0 Files, 0 Folders
Everything else works fine. This problem is specific to the folders.

Ran the System File Check.
"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Malwarebytes Antimalware. And I regularly scan it including yesterday.

Tried toggling folder settings. Doesn't work.
Tried making a new profile and also start in safe mode so that I could check if the problem persists in the default settings.
Still the same problem.

WDO scan: Did the whole full scan as you instructed. Found nothing. Zilch. Totally clean.

You could try the Microsoft System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) and read the associated Seven Forums tutorial How to Analyze the System Update Readiness Tool CheckSur.log

SURT might not fix your specific problem, it is a good companion to SFC. It's a big download (windows cab files) and it runs long just like SFC. I run it once or twice a year even if WU doesn't prompt me.

Ok, see what you get with SURT, if you decide to run it, then back to karl.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2012   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Please upload the four log files generated by WDO.
thanks, karl
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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