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Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

Q: Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A: Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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1-50MBs - sometimes corrupt
50-500MBs - usually corrupt
500-3GB - 100% of the time corrupt

If it's an exe it will just fail and say its corrupt
If it's an archive like a rar at the end of extracting it will fail and say the volume is corrupt

Any ideas?

A:Every Large File I Download Is Corrupt

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We use Windows XP, Word 2000

I have a very large Word doc - 44MB. It contains text and many .jpg images, and text boxes. I have created a Table of Contents and there are cross references within the document to the headings

I normally work in the Print Layout View, which I just found out may be part of my problem. All of the sudden last week, the view switched to Normal and my computer froze. I had to CTRL/ALT/DEL to get out. When I recovered that document it was still in Normal view and I was unable to convert it back to Print Layout view and my system kept freezing. I assumed the document was corrupt, so I recovered the prior version of my document (in Print Layout view).

All was going well until yesterday, when I tried to print some pages of the document. I was selecting only certain pages to print, they would print, however, word is repaginating the document and adding pages. The document goes from being 144 pages to 180 or more. I can click undo and it goes back to it's proper set up & correct # of pages, but I'm concerned that the document is still corrupt.

Due to the size of the doc, I can't convert it to .rtf as the various help screens I have found suggest. I tried converting it to .html and then back to .doc again - but that didn't work - doc still appears to be corrupt.

I tried changing it to Normal view and unticking the Background Repagination box, but I loose the the text boxes and then some of the text and/or images become "grey... Read more

A:Large Word Doc/Corrupt/Repaginating

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( This was posted in the Vista thread under a different topic title, but I've received no responses, so I'm just going to focus on my network issues in this post. )

If I download a file that's above a dozen MBs or so, there's a very high chance it's corrupted. Files in the hundreds of MBs are almost assuredly corrupt. This occurs regardless of what method is used to download the file (IE, Firefox, Azureus, Getright...).

I've been using md5summer to confirm whether my files are corrupt or not, and I've downloaded the same test RAR about a dozen times using different methods, and the md5hash is always different. The files in question are patches for the Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts beta, so perfectly legal... but one of them is 300 MB in size, which is when I started to notice that large downloads are corrupt on my brand new Vista install. In fact, the first thing I downloaded through Azureus was the patch, so this P2P program couldn't have picked up anything prior to that. Small files have no issues.

What information is required to help me diagnose this?

A:Large files are corrupt when downloaded

have you tried donwloading them with internet download manager because some programs dont connect all the downloaded parts together perfectly when downloading from diferent servers.

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Basically, my problem is that

Anything 1-500MB is corrupt about 50% of the time
Anything 500MB+ is corrupt virtually 100% of the time

It doesn't matter if the file is an exe, a rar, a video, anything.

I've tried using download managers and it hasn't helped, even just sending using the shared folders between my two computers wont work, the files sent to this one will be corrupt.

I've formatted multiple times
I swapped the hard drives on the two machines thinking that possible a hard drive was corrupt, but this one still has corrupt files and the other one is fine.

I really don't know what this can come down to now, all help appreciated

A:Solved: All large files I download are all corrupt

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I have been using Microsoft security essentials on my compaq 420, 32 bit laptop.
On examining it with a second anti virus scanner the following results were found...

<Malware (2)
Information about malware detected on the computer.
Kaspersky Lab recommends
C:\Program Files\Immunet\Quarantine\qrt01cfaa8fca799137.001/
C:\Program Files\Immunet\Quarantine\qrt01cfaa9095f0be95.002/

As Essentials is not able to correct it it ok to just delete the files from the folder?..
pls. suggest

A:How do I deal with potential malware in Immunet file folder?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

You probably have used Immunet Antivirus before you changed to Microsoft Security Essentials, right? Based on the path C:\Program Files\Immunet\Quarantine\ it sounds as Immunet previously found these malware and put them in quarentine. Have you fully removed Immunet from your computer? Otherwise it may interfere with the Microsoft AV.

If you have uninstalled Immunet but the quarentine folder was left, then let Kaspersky's program delete the files.

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I have a folder that I created on my computer that only held pictures [no program files or anything]. I tried to access it to find it corrupt: "The File or Directory is Corrupt and unreadable." So, I tried to delete the file to find "Cannot delete 'filename', the directory is not empty."
I have tried rebooting the system, it didn't help.
I CAN rename it, but still can't delete it.
I can move it to different locations on my computer, but not to a flashdrive.
If possible, I want to avoid downloading any force delete programs.

A:Cannot delete empty folder, folder is corrupt- help?

Several possibilities I can think of.

HD errors. Run chkdsk and see if that fixes it.

Could be malware.

Boot to Safe Mode in order to get the "Security" tab under the folder's "Properities" and take ownership of the folder, and "replace owner on sub-containers and objects".

Then UN-click "Inherit from Parent permissions...etc..." under the "Permissions" tab, hit "apply" and exit to Normal XP mode.

You should be able to delete the folder if it is not corrupt.

If all this fails, install Unlocker and use that to delete the folder, on boot if necessary.

Report results.

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Hello,I am running Windows XP SP3, and earlier this week I discovered these malicious processes running: _qbotinj.exe, and experienced errors and symptoms which led me to search the internet for solutions.I successfully deleted the _qbotinj.exe process, files and parent folders, and decided to install AVG after some people recommended it.But for some reason I can't even install AVG because it keeps claiming that this "application" - Internet Explorer is running, and cannot seem to be terminated (even if I disable IE).So since I cannot scan using AVG, I am using Symantec Antivirus, which is still detecting a "Trojan Horse" virus in this location:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\_qbothome\_qbotinj.exeAlthough there is NO folder for _qbothome, no process running for _qbotinj.exe or anything. (since I deleted it days ago)How can I locate this phantom file that Symantec keeps finding? Does it exist, or have I successfully deleted it? If so, why do I keep getting warnings?And is it perhaps related to this <hxxp://> application that seems to be stuck? Check the database for that URL and you can see the dudes name, address, and company that seems to be the source of this wack url.Although my AVG install wizard is the only place that detects this hidden window, I am very worried about its possible relationship to this "Trojan Horse" threat that Symantec Antivirus keeps detecting.Here is th... Read more

A:Invisible _qbothome Folder, Unable To See Potential Trojan Horse Virus/ Moved

As no logs have been posted, your topic was shifted from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most... Read more

A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

Free Tools | McAfee Downloads

Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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Ok, so here's the story:

Somehow, for no reason, a folder became corrupt. This was perfectly fine with me until one day, when I was doing a security scan of my computer. The scan stopped on a file, and I noticed that that file was in the corrupt folder. I realized that I needed to delete the corrupt folder to continue my scan. I then searched all over these tech support forums all over the internet, and every so-called "solution" failed. Here is a list of what I have tried:

Move on Boot
Dr Delete
Chkdsk (in command prompt)
Moving to a USB Drive
Making a new account on my computer and deleting the old one
Taking Ownership

So far, nothing seems to affect this folder, and I worry if nothing ever will. If I don't delete this folder, spyware and malware will most likely take over my computer. Please help.

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My girlfriend is running Vista on her new laptop. Recently, Office 2007 randomly stopped working. When I tried to reinstall it, I got an error saying that the installer couldn't write to a folder. Turns out that that folder is corrupt. Everything Ive done to delete it has failed. I tried just deleting it, and using the install disc repair. I tried 2 programs, Unlocker and Delete Dr. but neither of them worked. Im hoping someone here has an idea of what to do.

Heres a few details about the laptop:
Dell Inspiron 1501
Vista Home Premium
Office 2007 Enterprise.

A:Corrupt Folder

Did you try to uninstall office or just did you try try do a reinstall over itself? What is the folder that is corrupted?

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Hi.. My system restarted suddenly and one of my folder got can i recover the files( freehand files)

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popup error message when opening anything programs,files.....

"c:\Documents and Settings\Chris\local settings\Temp" directory or file is corrupt or unreadable. run chkdsk.

have run chkdsk, chkdsk /r - no results
windows temp folder empty
the local settings temp folder is empty
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 511 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 34451 MB, Free - 7642 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K5547, , .6D2WZ61.CN1296152B3772.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 15:25, on 2010-11-28
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17080)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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When Vista Home Premium 64 bit boots, an error pops up from the system tray saying that C:\Users\(username)\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
is corrupt, and suggests to run chkdsk (which did not help).

I've tried renaming the folder to see if Vista would recreate a new one, but the same error appears, with the new folder name. I tried to delete the folder, would not delete, gave no reason why. I tried booting into the hidden admin account to delete it, still would not delete.

If I try to open the folder, it says the folder is corrupt, it cannot be opened.

Any ideas?


A:Cookies folder corrupt

Did you run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) switch? Even better, do a low-level scan with CHKDSK /R, if you haven't already done so.

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hi guys, just noticed this start happening today!....

notice the folder icons apart from the program files are small! also happens in other folders


A:Folder Icons Corrupt

Hi jamiem1987

Could you try upping the image again, it's tiny!

You can try deleting the IconCache.db file found here; (hidden files/folder set to show) C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
Reboot and see if it works!

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I want to delete a particular folder but somehow the folder maybe corrupted, as when I try to delete the file, an error dialogbox comes (see the screenshot). Please anyone help me on deleting this.

A:Delete corrupt folder

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I have four partitions in external hard disk. I am not able to open one folder, it is showing folder is corrupt and unreadable. Can anybody help me out to solve this problem

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I recently partitioned my 500 GB hard disk on my Vista computer into multiple drives in order to keep data files and picture files separate. In doing that I succeeded in

screwing up the folder line-up in my user folder. In spite of many tries I haven't been able to "unscrew" it. There are two main problems:

1. There are now two folders called Pictures (E referring to ther new partition
Both of these folders contain the same subfolders and files. No matter what I try, I cannot delete one of these listings.

2. There is an additional folder called Pictures.
However this folder contains all the music folders and files. When I try to rename this folder to Music, I get the error message:"This action can't be completed because the

folder is open in another program", even though no other programs are running.

Any help in how to fix this mess would be appreciated.

A:User folder corrupt

I would suggest creating a new profile and then import all your documents, pictures, music, etc into it.

Once that's done you'll be able to delete the old profile.

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I was trying to add some new TT fonts to my PC. I realized after hours that none of them had gone into the fonts folder. I thought I was doing something wrong. I actually went and bought a fonts disk (only $5, but a waste), good thing I guess was that the disk actually put up a message saying I had a corrupt folder and that I needed to get it fixed. Bad thing was it didn't say how...does anyone know how I can fix my corrupt fonts folder pretty easily? I'd appreciate the help.

[email protected]

A:corrupt font folder???

Do you have TweakUI installed?

If you don't, download it at

Installation is a little different from usual:

1) Download the program
2) Doubleclick TweakUI.exe.
3) Four Files are unpacked to a folder you specify.
4) Find the file TweakUI.inf, and RIGHTclick it.
5) Choose 'install' from the context menu.

Subsequently you'll find TweakUI in Control Panel.

Doubleclick the icon, go to the Repair tab, and select 'Repair Font Folder'.

Good luck,

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Please Help!!! Using Limewire to download movie files I found after one of the downloads my computer started to play up. I tracked the problem to Limewire "shared" folder but no matter what I do I can't seem to delete the folder even after uninstalling Limewire! I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. Every time I try to delete the Shared folder or go anywhere near it it tells me it encountered a problem and it needs to close down. Please help!!!
Thank you

A:Corrupt "shared" Folder

Have you checked the folder's Properties?Right click the folder, and select Properties.Make sure it's not set to Read-only.If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.Now try to delete it.If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:EraserUnlockerDelete DEoctorThere's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

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I have a folder on my desktop that I can't delete. I can't access the folder or delete it. I just get an access denied message and saying to see if it's write-protected or in use. The folder properties says there is nothing in the folder and the size is 0kb.


Things I've tried:


Unchecking Read Only in Properties.

Using root administrator account to delete.

Safe Mode.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Command Prompt - DEL, RD, RMDIR.

Combofix - Script to delete specific folder and check for rootkit activity.

Windows XP Recovery Console. (CD)

Unlocker - Program to delete files in use. It can't find a locking handle.. if you know what that means.. Basically, nothing is using the folder/files inside it.

Moving it and trying to delete it. (Only worked once.. now I can't move it)

Moving it into another folder and deleting it.

Here is a screenshot:



A:Corrupt folder I can't delete

have u try to move ur disk as slave with another computer?..

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hi all, i am new here and would greatly appreciate advice you can offer
i use xp pro with sp2 installed
i have my picture files stored an a partitioned hard drive.
there are about 100 folders. within this "photo folder".
i do not regulkarly look throuigh it.
i noticed about three weeks ago that all the files and folder names which start with the letter A-F are present. but any with values greater than F are not.
the other folders are there? as i cannot rename a new folder to a name i already know exists even though i cant see it (tried safe mode no help).
i have just sorted the date numeric named folders eg 21-12-05 into year folders eg 2004 2005 2006 etc.
and now only letter fles or folders starting with A-C are visible.

1. virus
2. hardware failure.
3. you tell me

Can i fix it? No
Can u fix it.. i hope so.
Kind regards,

i should have said that in other parts of the computer i have not seen this anomaly.

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Having an annoying time deleting an apparently corrupt folder. It appears to be empty, no hidden files, however when I attempt to delete I get the warning "Cannot delete FILE:The directory is not empty.

I've tried Unlocker, and get an alert Unlocker.exe-Corrupt File. I've tried Chkdsk once, no change. Any suggestions?

A:Deleting Corrupt Folder

1) What makes you say the folder is "corrupt"?
2) What's the name and location of the folder?

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HI all,
I am using win 7 home premium 64 bit edition.
whenever i open a dialog box for opening files (e.g. in browse option of "open with" of windows explorer OR like in file-> open of firefox), it doesn't show the folder icons properly.folder icons are shown as corrupt icons.this is the case in 'list' or 'small icon' or 'details'. icons are shown properly in larger icon view.
i have tried rebuilding icon cache and thumbnail cache. but it didnt helped.
plz somebody guide me

A:Corrupt folder icons

Welcome to Seven Forums darksoul. It sounds like somehow your shell icons are corrupted. For this I would 1st suggest running the System Files Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know if problem continues. If you have 3rd party themes installed, you will have to repatch your system to use them again after.

A Guy

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I have a set of folders on my hard drive that i cannot access or delete. when I try to open or delete, i get a msg saying that it is not accessible, access denied. I have tried removing the folders from safe mode and the recovery console, but have so far been unsuccessful. i have tried running chkdsk to see if that would fix the problem, but no change. any suggestions?

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trying to highlight all temp files in the c:\windows\temp folder causes fatal error (windows explorer not responding). in fact, any attempt at navigating the temp folder, such as right-clicking the folder, immediately causes explorer to freeze. how can i fix this? thank you!!

A:temp folder corrupt

sound to me like a bad shell on explorer what version of internet explorer do you have ?

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Hi there,
I'm posting this on the Vista forum because the problem started from a Vista machine - it turns out to happen on an XP machine too.
See attached screen-shot of a folder in my Imation 8Gig NANO flash drive:
(if you cant see it, folders in the weird folder are named with weird characters (squares, upside down question marks, parentheses etc) and dated wrongly (1996, 2026) and the files sizes are wrong.
What's happened here? The other folders work fine.... How do I start to recover the weird folders contents?
The whole flash-drive tests good with AVG.

A:Corrupt folder on flashdrive?

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well there is a folder on my hdd which is saying its corrupt and i cant seem to rename or delete it i even tried in safe mode and still couldnt get it to go, could this be a virus or anything stoping it from being deleted

A:cant delete folder it is corrupt

What is the folder called and where is it located?

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This happened a few weeks ago. I was DLING some music from the net and I had my default Music folder in documents as the download point. Now everything was working fine for a while, but one day I attempted to open the folder and It wouldnt let me.

Error I get when I try to open:

C:\Users\Saladan0\ERROR is not accesible.
The File or Folder is corrupted and unreadable.

(I renamed the Music folder to ERROR, for less confusion.)

So I realize that all the music in there is lost, so I try and delete it. Heres the next error message I get.
ERROR: 0x80070091: The Directory is not empty.

(This is odd since the properties list this folder as having 0 bits.)

So heres the question, is it just a corrupt folder? Or is there a virus in there hiding somewhere and screwing everything up. Im leaning towards virus since my laptop has been acting funny since its started. For instance, every time I restart, when I get to the desktop. All the icons disappear and I have to restart explorer. Also, it seems to be dragging down my CPU speed or memory since all the game that had been running fine have been slowed down considerably.

Ive tried everything to delete this folder.
Dr. Delete
ChkDsk (Both on normal and safe mode)
Tried to delete it from CMD prompt
tried everything listed above in safe mode too.

I really am at wits end here. I dont know what else to do. Im overseas right now and dont have access to a boot disk, so I can reformat. And im starting to ... Read more

A:Corrupt folder will not delete.

Give the Revo Uninstaller a try

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I Have A Corrupt Folder On My Desk Top That Will Not Delete...Everytime I Try This Error Message Shows....

Error Deleting File Or Folder

Cannot Delete File/Folder: Cannot Read From Source File Or Disk

Inside The Folder Are Old Music Files I Deleted Off My Computer Like A Year Ago, Someone Told Me I Must Have Deleted Them Wrong And Thats Why The Folder Is Corrupt Now. Here Are Some Screen Shots Of Whats Inside Each Folder File....

Any Suggestion On How To Fix This Problem?

Thanks In Advance


A:Corrupt Folder That Can't Be Deleted

Hello & welcome to TSF,

here is a link to a program that will deleat the folder on a reboot

read instruction on how to use

or you can try this method

Delete an Undeleted File

Sometimes files can become corrupt, in which case Windows XP prevents you from deleting them and displays an error message that says the files cannot be deleted because they are currently in use. Even if you reboot your computer and try to delete the files again, usually you see the same error message. To force Windows to delete the files, try the following steps.

To delete common files:

1. Choose all open documents and programs that are currently running.

2. Shut down your computer, and then reboot it.

3. Return to Windows and try to delete the file again.

4. If you still can't get rid of the file, shut down your computer.

5. Turn on your computer and immediately press the F8 key on your keyboard several times until the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen appears.

6. Use the up or down arrows on your keyboard to select Safe Mode, and then press the Enter key.

7. The next screen displays a message "Please select the operating system to start." Assuming you have only Windows XP installed on your system, press the Enter key. If you have more than one operating system installed, use the up or down arrows on your keyboard to select Windows XP, then press the Enter key.

8. Windows loads some... Read more

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Two nights ago there was a power outage and my computer happened to be on Since this time I haven't been able to run my main account without freezing. I am posting this from my Admin account and the program (Opera) that would make my computer freeze on the other account works just fine. I have been able to transfer every other file from my main account except the ones in the Appdata folder. Since I know Opera would freeze the main account I tried coping the files from that onto this account but it will stop in its tracks after a few seconds. I have run chkdsk to see if there were any errors and nothing came up. I have not had a error come up with the exception of "Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog." and that came up when I tried to bring up the task manager while frozen. My OS is Vista Home Premium 64bit.

I hope I explained this clear enough, thanks in advance for any help.

A:Appdata folder corrupt?

What do you need out of the AppData folder that's so important. Since it's having problems I'd expect that you'd be pulling problems out of it and putting those problems into your new account.

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my temp folder is corrupt somehow. i cant save anything to it without getting errors. it causes my zune software to bug up and it wont convert my video files. how do i fix this? it says to use chkdisk, but whenever i run it it says itll run when the computer restarts. i restart the computer and it runs, but it says that i canceled it? i also can't install any programs because they can't use the temp folder.

A:Temp Folder Corrupt

Hello 1000cleverlines, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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I recently upgraded my PC and installed my copy of 7 Home Premium, it's an upgrade kit so it works that I do a fresh install of Vista (from a disc) and then upgrade afterwards. This worked fine before on my old rig.

When running it operates perfectly but if I turn the PC off and leave it for a while (say a weekend) the OS won't boot. ie, Bios posts, it gets the the loading screening, gets upset and then goes into recovery mode. Last time this happened it fixed itself. Just now, it has come up warning me that the C:\Windows folder is corrupt and the startup repair is apparently doing its job.

I have no idea what's causing this. A restart during use is not a problem, and turning the PC off on a night and then starting the next day is fine. My suspicion is hardware, but I checked out the HDD and it didn't seem to have any bad sectors or fragmentation issues.

I've created a boot disc from the digital copy I own and may reinstall Windows and see if that fixes things.

The only thing I can think of that was similar last time I did this was encoding a large number of video files and then sticking them onto my iPhone. I used Xilisoft, did a load and then shut the PC down to travel - rebooting leads to failure. Of course this might be just coincidence and the time gap might be the problem?

Any suggestions before I do this? Reinstalling is such a hassle and all.

Thanks a lot

A:Corrupt Windows Folder on boot

Hi atarikick, welcome to the forums
Try running sfc /scandisk, to re-load / fix system files and see if it solves it
If you have to reinstall, I suggest you do a clean install (after backing up all your data). The upgrade versions of Win7 allow you to clean install, you don't necessarily need to have Vista on the machine. please check this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I'm having an odd problem on a customer machine, for which my Google-fu has reached its limits.

There is one specific folder in the Documents library, which when opened directly (like from a shortcut on the dekstop) only shows "corrupted" files with unusable strings for all file names and extensions.
However, when opened in tree view, the files appear as they should. So at least it's reassuring that the folder contents are still there and can properly be read and changed. But the issue is still inconvenient and worrisome.

I have already tried chkdsk /f on the partition and even mirrored the whole volume to a new harddrive, but that didn't help. I also tried copying the whole folder to another location, it shows up just fine that way as well.

Now I am out of ideas how to fix the problem or to make a proper diagnosis. Any suggestions?

A:File explorer, one corrupt folder

Did you try to create shortcuts to that folder in other locations (not on Desktop)? Try to rename the folder and create new shortcut.

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We just stuck in a new HD and in preparation for the event my son moved the entire local settings folder to an external drive. Now, we want to get all my email back (the outlook pst folder in particular) everything in the local settings folder is invisible. Yes, we know all about view, display hidden files. When I hover my cursor, the folder says it has 70 MGs of data in it, but none of the files or folders inside the Local Settings folder are visible, clickable, or in any other way accessible. Any suggestions?

A:My Local Settings Folder is Corrupt

welcome to TSG

try this:

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I am not sure if it is worded correctly, but I have a big problem. My pc is flooded with viruses. It is getting to the point where I need to take action right away.I have been searching online and have actually found some great ideas. But I have a greater problem. I can not download any .exe files. I believe its my temp folder that is messing up. I keep getting messages telling me various things can not work because \temp is corrupt. When I try to download stuff from the net I get messages telling me that the file could not be saved because of an unknown error. I believe its a virus causing it, but I'm not sure. I would really love if someone could help me. I am a novice so I don't know what information I should post about my system to recieve help. But if someone could tell me, I can try my best to post it.

Edit: I guess it would also help if you could tell me if I can just have those filed saved somewhere else. Is there a way to have the files saved somewhere else besides the temp folder? I guess since its just the temp folder messing up, there is no problem with me downloading, only with the place the downloaded files are going...

A:Solved: Corrupt temp folder

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Windows 7 64 , just noticed this, any idea on how to correct this, this machine has been fine for years.

Thanks in advance


A:Corrupt Folder Options Window

If rebooting doesn't clean it up might check your Fonts Folder, maybe the Font you have set for the display has become corrupted or is missing and the substitute doesn't display correctly.

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Recently I opened Microsoft Private Folder (a program that is now discontinued) to look for some documents, and I noticed that all documents and images in the folder are corrupted..I can't open anything anymore!

I've searched for ages and saw people with similar problems but no one with an answer, maybe someone here can help? There were/are a lot of important documents in that folder..

Thank you in advance

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Dear Tech,
Helping friend with a major problem. rebooted after a stuck computer and the file comes up lost file or corrupt file (cannot get the exact file but on a search it was found in the folder i386. I could not get the reinstall to go on with the cd but then after much trial and error, got to a cd bootable from, go that up and running on the computer but, I am now stuck as I do not really know DOS and I am left in space here. It is full bootabloe cd for XP but I do not know how to transfer the files over so that the windows/system 32/ gets what it needs. Very fustrating , I was able to get to the point where I could have reinstalled Win 98 from another cd but I would have lost everything in a reformat, since that is the only way Win 98 would allow an install. Any help is appreciated.

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I'd sent my external drive for recovery, and I finally got it back today.

All the files and folders are intact and working fine, except for one particular folder, which happens to be empty. The folder existed on my previous hard drive, but now, all its contents are in a different directory, and this one's empty. I tried deleting it using the shift + delete buttons, but it wouldn't get deleted. So, I tried to delete it using the 7-Zip program, and when I did, I got this error:

Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable. Click to expand...

I am sure that there is nothing wrong with my laptop itself since the registry is cleaned/fixed regularly [I use Raxco PerfectSpeed].

Any solutions, people?

I have a Compaq Presario V3000 running Vista Home Basic @ 1 GB of RAM.

A:Solved: Can't delete a corrupt folder.

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I've recently encountered a problem where many of my programs (Microsoft Office programs, iTunes, etc). will not open. When trying to open them Windows Installer pops up and says it cannot create the directory C:DocsandSettings/AllUsers/Application Data. When I found this folder and tried to open it, it said that the folder is corrupt and unreadable. Any suggestions on how to repair this would be greatly appreciated, as I currently cannot open many programs on my computer. Thanks a lot in advance!


A:Application Data Folder Corrupt

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD or an integrated SP3 CD if SP3 is installed).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2,(or SP3) you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go start > Run the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

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I have windows seven home premium on a lenevo 3000 N100.

I was running Super Anti spyware free edition and it said that a folder in my documents which contained 2 MP3 files and 2 image files was corrupt. I know it was not like that to begin with as I downloaded it on Jan 7 and have listened to the songs a few times since then. I can't delete it because it is corrupt. It recommends I run chkdsk. I go to it by going to my computer, drive c, properties, tools, check disk. Then it says it can't run it when windows is in use and asks if I'd like to schedule a scan the next time I turn on my computer. I have restarted and shut down my computer atleast 5 times now and it will not start that scan, it'll just boot up like it normally would. Am I doing something wrong, or is there another or easier way to do this?

A:Can not remove Corrupt Folder my My Documents

Try this, take ownership of the file and see if you can delete it.
Take Ownership Shortcut

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My computer froze up when coming out of standby. I was forced to restart the computer manually, after which windows told me that my application data folder was corrupt. in order to fix it, I attempted to use the check disk utility and scan disk. Neither of them were able to fix the problem, and windows continued to report errors willy-nilly. Without any other recourse, I tried to uninstall the affected programs. That failed (I assume the requisite uninstall information is stored in the application data folder.). I then attempted to manually delete the install folders, and clean the registry so that I could reinstall everything. (Don't worry, I kept copies of everything as well as a backup of the registry. Everything is restorable.) Now I kneel, and beg the great masses of the internet for assistance.

list of programs rendered inoperable:
Microsoft Office: attempts to reinstall itself every time a word document is clicked

iTunes: same as above

AVG Free Edition: not working at all

Ad-aware free Anniversary Edition: stuck at loading - have to kill process to close it.

Logitech lgdcore: I have no problem operating my logitech g15, or the related programs, so I'm not sure why the error triggers for this, but it does.

There may be others, but I have not yet gone through and attempted to load each of my programs.

Running Windows XP SP3

If any additional information is required, please inform. Error bubble picture attached.

A:Application Data Folder = Corrupt

Any tips for folder recovery would be greatly appreciated. Because word is inoperable, I'm in a sore spot. Please help.

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I have a folder called music on my portable hard drive, which i am unable to acess.
I get the error message 'The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable.'

As you can see on the image, i am playing music from that folder, i right clicked Music and selected add to windows VLC media player play list.

I right click properties and it shows me how many files are there, help?

When i try to delete the folder i get this error message.

A:Folder Corrupt on hard drive

Have you tried to run chkdsk on that drive?

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It appears that I have a corrupt - dll - file in my system32 folder. Can someone please walk me through copying a backup dll file or a new dll zip file to the system32 folder?

Thank you.


A:corrupt dll file in system32 folder


How do you know you have a corrupt DLL file and do you have a CD with the Operating System on it.

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all my shortcut icons have the small computer paper in front of them sowing there corrupt. also, my folder icons are fully corrupt. ive taken some steps to try to help but nothing seems to do it.

first, i deleted the cache.db file so it could regenerate and that did not help.

2nd, i removed some drivers from a install of PRO TOOLS 8 I installed and that also does not seem to help (this started after uninstalling pro tools)

is there any help on this topic? thanx ahead!

A:Desktop Shortcut & Some Folder Icons Corrupt, any fix?

Not sure, but this might help"

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I hope this is the right forum to post in. If it isn't, please let me know.

A program I use (neuro programmer) used to work quite well on my system but now when ever I try to load it, I get this error:

The sandbox at
@[email protected]\Spoon\Sandbox\Neuro-programmer 3\ is corrupt or inaccessible. Please check the location and try again.
and the program fails to start.

This obviously is related to me having sandboxie installed on my computer and then removing it incorrectly. I tried re-installing sandboxie and neuro programmer numerous times.

I have tried to locate the folder but it doesn't exist on my system

I have run a registry cleaner (which I now know isn't the best) run several different spy/ad/malware scanners with nothing coming up.

I haven't tested all my programs, but I am sure this could be a problem for a few of them.
Is there anyway I can get this program to start? Is it a registry error? I looked in regedit and couldn't see anything really linked to neuro programmer (not that I am really aware of what to look for)

Any help would be wonderful.

Any other info needed let me know

A:Corrupt or inaccessible folder related to sandbox

I did a quick search and it looks like Sandboxie doesn't include

See if you can find it in Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

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dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.

A:Corrupt Program Files Folder! Crap! :S

Quote: Originally Posted by hastyle

dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.

Have you run your virus scan and malware programs?
If your HD is clean I would try a restore point or just try reinstalling Firefox.
That of course is after you try and uninstall that program you downloaded.

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I've just had a balloon pop up saying that the C:\Windows\winsxs\filemaps folder is corrupt, so I took control of the folder so that I could try and find what file in it was corrupted, so when I actually right click on the folder and click on open, it says that the folder is corrupted and unreadable, so if anyone know how to repair or even restore the filemaps folder it would be most appreciated.

A:Corrupt Filemaps Folder, no error code

First, run chkdsk to correct any File system problems, then run System File Checker (sfc).
Open My Computer.
Right click on drive: and select Properties (drive: is your boot drive, usually C:)
Click on the Tools tab then the Check now button.
Check the Automatically fix File System errors box.

Alternatively, you can click on Start then Run, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter.

For your boot drive (usually C:), you will get a window that says the check could not be performed ....
Do you want to schedule this disk check to run the next time you restart the computer?
Click on Yes.

Shutdown and reboot. Chkdsk will start. It can take an hour or more to run depending on the size of your hard drive. Be patient and let it complete undisturbed.

If that doesn't fix the problem, run sfc:
Click on Start, type command prompt.
Right click on Command Prompt at the top of the window and select Run as Administrator.
In the Command Prompt Window, type (or copy and paste) sfc /scannow and press Enter.

Vista and Windows 7 tell you if there were and problems, XP did not. You can examine the SFC results as follows:

Open a Command Prompt (does not have to be as Administrator):Type (or copy and paste) findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt and press Enter.
Type (or copy and paste) notepad sfcdetails.txt and press Enter.

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I've recently had a problem when opening many programs such as Microsoft Office, iTunes, etc. When I try to open them Windows Installer appears and there is an error message stating that an error occurred while attempting to create the directory C: DocumentsandSettings/AllUsers/Application Data - then the program fails to open. When I found this Application Data folder and tried to open it there is a message saying it is corrupt and unreadable. Any ideas as how to repair this folder? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I currently cannot open many programs on my computer due to this error. Thanks in advance! btw I have Windows XP Pro

A:Solved: Application Data Folder Corrupt

Problem solved, thanks.

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I am using Windows XP and Outlook Express. Recently my Sent Folder contents disappeared and no new emails I send appear there - claims unknown error. And some previously opened emails in my Inbox are now not opening and the message says they may be corrupt. Should I reload Outlook Express, is it possible to do that? Or is there some other way to work this out? Thanks very much in advance.

A:Outlook Express sent folder and some inbox corrupt

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A couple of questions I'll combine since situations are related.

Have Outlook Express 5 on old Win98 machine. We have 3 accounts/identities and several Inbox subfolders, with rules set up so that certain messages go into certain folders.

One subfolder is corrupt, and I tried renaming it, deleting original, no luck. It's large enough that it looks like the messages are there (19.776 kb). Other ideas?

Then, hopefully after we fix that but will need doing eventually regardless, need to transfer all emails & settings to a new Win XP running OE6. I'm aware there's an Export/Import feature but haven't used it; if it's fairly straightforward then I'm probably fine but thought I'd ask before I jump in. Of course I would love to retain the folder structure & rules if possible but can redo if necessary.

Thanks in advance...

A:Solved: OE5 - corrupt folder & transfer to new system

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I was extracting a .rar file and something went wrong. Winrar went crazy and i couldnt do anything besides ctrl alt delete force close winrar. However I have a folder in my desktop which is empty but wont delete because access is being denied all the time.

"make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use"

I've tried chkdisk, that doesnt work. Restarting in safe mode to delete it doesnt work. I've tried various "force delete" programs which cant delete the folder because access is being denied.

Its properties are 0 bytes, with a read-only attribute checked. However, no matter how many times I uncheck the read-only box, it always comes back.

any help? Should I just ignore it? Im really reluctant to reformat my PC again.

A:Corrupt folder? refuses to delete (RESOLVED)

Try this. One of the resolutions described in this article will help you.

Good luck!

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