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Windows 7: Robocopy mass nesting bug

19 Jan 2011   #11
New 2 7

7 HomePrem 32bit
What a Relief!

Thanks BunBun. Your No.2 did the trick to rid me of a huge "Empty" Local folder on my backup external usb drive. It took 10 minutes to purge, but appears to have worked. I even deleted the Applications Data folder ahead of it.

The primary motivator was that Panda had found 8 copies of Trj/CI.A trojan in that folder. This all started when I accepted "help" from a presumed SME when my system kept locking up. He ragged on Vista long enough he convinced me to upgrade to 7. During total backup I even mentioned to him an apparent syntax error comparing two of his CMD lines when he had Remote Access of my system and was using Robocopy, which may have caused the famous recursion infinite loop issue. I've been combing a ton of googles and found several claimed fixes for this exact problem.

However, yours is the first-only approach and instruction I've come across that appeared well enough explained for me to attempt.

Thanks again.

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