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Windows 7: unknown zip folder appeared

25 Oct 2012   #1

unknown zip folder appeared


i was in my downloads folder on my laptop, and noticed a file I hadn't seen before, it was a zip file and when I opened it, it contained Psd. documents that i had created literally years ago, and never opened since. the strange thing is that in properties, it tells me that the zipfile, and files within the zip, were last created and modified on the 15th oct 2012. which would be ten days ago. also i says that the time which i it was created was 9:30am. i know that my computer is never on that early in the morning So, my question is, does/can windows create a folder of its own accord? is this a case of ghosts in the machine?

please help, i really don't like not understanding things to do with my own stuff!

thanks y'all

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25 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

While there is not much info to go on, I had a similar experience that might not be applicable. I had downloaded a file that was quarantined. I subsequently got the file passed security and had forgotten about the one quarantined. Months and months later, and multiple revisions of the file later, the quarantined file appeared in my download folder. Of course, I didn't know it was the quarantined file at the time. I was asleep during the timestamp. The computer was not connected to the internet. I had already cleared out the download folder prior to going to sleep.

In my case, my security program finally decided the quarantined file was safe and dropped it off at its original intended destination.
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