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Windows 7: Deleted Desktop Folder Keeps Reappearing

24 Mar 2014   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have scanned with my AV [AVG Free], Malwarebytes, and ran HouseCall all day yesterday.
Nothing shows up.
I've disables System Restore,deleted all restore points, rebooted in safe mode, deleted it in Safe mode, checked services and startup in msconfig - nothing stands out as an anomaly.
It still reappears after deleting it and rebooting.

Added info:
The folder was created 3/11/'14 and moved to its archive location the same day after burning it to CD.
There were no restore points before the 18th.

I do have a C: drive image from Nov 6th. I may try making an image of my present C: drive, then loading the Nov image to see how much my configuration has changed. It may be acceptable to me.
I'm getting tired of chasing this, and really don't want to do a clean install.
It will be close to a week's steady work to get it in and all set up.

I am still open to suggestions.
I would like to figure out what is happening here.

I have opened the archived zip file and restored the original folder and it's contents to the desktop overwriting the ghost folder, then deleted it.
It still reappears.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2014   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Application used for scanning?

[QUOTE=voyager;2727443]@ Callender
The folder was manually created.
I scanned some pages as JPEGs, then stored them in this folder.
After burning the folder to a CD, I copied it to another partition on another HDD to archive it.

What was the name of the application used to scan pages? - Pages of what? Documents, web pages or something else?

I suspect that this application is the culprit. Run the application again and choose to save the output. See where it wants to save it. Check the default location for output - within the application. My guess is that it's remembered to store files in a folder (even if you created the folder yourself) on your desktop and that it is recreating the folder automatically.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't think you're right about this one.
But, here goes:
I received medical record paper copies by mail and scanned them with my long time owned Brother MFC 7420.
I used the Brother ControlCenter3 software, which I have used for years without incident, to scan the 41 pages as JPEGs directly to the offending folder.

I then used Acrobat to combine the JPEGs into a PDF which was placed in the same folder with the JPEGs,
the same offending folder.

I've never had a problem similar to this with Acrobat either.

ControlCenter3 wants to save the scans to:
Libraries/Pictures/ ControlCenter3 by default.

There are no copies of the scans there.
As in other cases, I set the location to scan to as the folder I wanted it in, the offending folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Mar 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@Callender You are CORRECT!!!

I had set CC3 up to scan to files, into the offending folder.
I just went back into CC3 set it to scan a file to a new folder, then made the scan.
I then deleted both folders.
Only the newly made folder returned as the new ghost.
I'll go back and delete the scan to file settings and the problem should be fixed.
Thank you.

The problem is fixed.
It again points to the original default scan to location.
Even old things, when used in a new way, can screw things up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2014   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Brother MFC-7420

Configure or change the settings of the ControlCenter 2 or&n : Brother

Well I could be wrong but I've seen folders automatically created by applications before so it's worth checking.

Check your "Scan to file" settings as shown in the above link and if it's set to "Desktop/ Problem Folder Name" - clear that location from the settings or choose another default location to save scanned files.

If you don't see these settings - then it can't be the cause of the problem! It's just something to check.

EDIT: You were quicker than me!

Glad it's sorted.
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