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Windows 7: VERY STRANGE, cloned folder, files disappeared

12 Aug 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
VERY STRANGE, cloned folder, files disappeared

I can not find solution online, even in other languages,
I wrote in different forums ..never seen this problem before!


folder (D:\folder)
suddenly it "splits" in two folders, like something cloned it
and the two copies are "locked"

on explorer I see:

same name, in uppercase and lowercase,
both locked (padlock visible from explorer).

if I try to enter I get "Access Denied."
i tryed to unlock the privileges of the entire HardDisk

Folders are now unlocked
but both contain only one folder
called "new folder" .. that is empty.

Another strange thing:

if I delete the "new folder" from one of the two folders "cloned"
this is automatically deleted from both folders

I've tried to use Recuva, files that were inside are not deleted.
i can't find those files anywere! 50gb or more lost don't know where.
sorry for my bad english

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2014   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Rename one of the folders. close windows file explorer and reopen it. The folder has been renamed? And the other one?

Also in "command prompt":
Do you see the folder twice?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2014   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

i deleted one folder
(the uppercase one)
the other folder showed magically all the files.
i spent all night awake to find a solution without success,
writing in several forums

Anyone? what can provocate this issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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