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Windows 7: Windows Explorer weird behavior

29 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Windows Explorer weird behavior


I've dealing with a weird issue, and I'm lost at this point... need some additional pair of "eyes" to find out the issue described below:

Machine: HP Pro Model 3515 64 bits
OS : Windows 7 Pro 64bits
RAM : 4 GB
Processor: AMD
Antivirus: ESET NOD 32 (current/updated)

PC was working perfectly fine until yesterday, all the sudden every time I do open Windows Explorer (from the pinned icon in the task bar) it shows ONLY the Favorite and Library Folder and with a search icon spinning over those folders...never respond or change state after that, however if at the same time I do open a second instance (right click over the icon) it works as it should showing everything.... that is the first indication that something is going on... the second indication is that every folder is show now with the "Empty Folder Icon" even when there are files inside of each folder... right click over a folder doesn't show the "Customize" tab where to change or restore the default icon... at the same time if I delete any file and then go to the desktop and clean the recycle bin the "Recycle Icon" disappear ... I'm really going crazy with this... I had explore every setup for the folders without luck...

Now the painful part.... I did re-install the computer from zero... wipe out it completely... after re-install all the test run perfectly... no issues at all... until I restore a couple folders (that shown the issue) from the backup... immediately after restore everything breaks again.. explorer not working correctly, incorrect icons (or disappearing)...

Obviously I did run antivirus/antimalware scans over the backup folders/files with several tools (NOD32 MBAM, Trendmicro, Norton, Windows Security Essential) with no hits... clean (apparently).

Any of you guy have faced something like this?... I will appreciate any input/idea to find and solve the issue


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29 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Would be helpful if you fill out your system specs System Info - See Your System Specs also are you using more then one AV as that can cause various issues
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