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Windows 7: How do I delete this zombie re-resurrecting folder on my SSD? (Windows

1 Week Ago   #1
klear6

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 
How do I delete this zombie re-resurrecting folder on my SSD? (Windows

I have a hard drive I use as a workstation instead of my desktop for reasons. At some point I transferred a folder to it called "((RESEARCH & COMPLETE ME!!))" I transferred it from another device but don't remember which one. Could have been Win 7 Pro, a modded version of Win 7, Android, an old Mac (not newest OS), or Kali (unlikely). I have tried deleting it multiple times and it keeps coming back. It is empty. It passes an avast and malware bytes scan with no problems. Have taken ownership of it and deleted it. Have renamed it and deleted it. Attempted to move it and rename it. No idea why this is happening, and it only seems to be with this one folder. External SSD. Ideas? Driving me crazy. Would be a HUGE project to format this drive bc I would have to transfer everything to others that aren't as big and it would be like one of those stupid slider puzzles made of squares. Help plz. =[


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1 Week Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Could you please explain "I have a hard drive I use as a workstation instead of my desktop for reasons".

A folder that keeps coming back after deleting, must be a software you have that recreates it.
Open Windows task manage (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and look for a Application or Process called RESEARCH & COMPLETE ME
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1 Week Ago   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

At some point you may have made this the default folder for some program you use, i.e. the Windows Media player "rip music here" folder, or the default inbox for some program, or the default download folder for some program. I suggest doing start > run > regedit > search, and search your whole registry for COMPLETE ME, or just ME!!. If its somewhere in your registry that will tell you the program its associated with, or just delete the key.
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