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Q: Deleted File Keeps Reappearing on XP Desktop ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Deleted File Keeps Reappearing on XP Desktop
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: prpro-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Jul 2003 12:59 PDT
Expires: 20 Jul 2003 15:28 PDT
Question ID: 232121
A file I moved once -- and now have deleted several times -- keeps
reappearing on my XP Desktop.  It contains no files, but the folder
itself keeps popping up.  I delete it -- it reappears a day or so
later.  How can I send this thing to Wastebasket Hell once and for

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 17 Jul 2003 13:06 PDT

Can you please tell the name of the file?

If you right-click on the shortcut and look at its properties, to what
program is that shortcut pointing to?


Clarification of Question by prpro-ga on 17 Jul 2003 14:06 PDT
It is not really pointing anywhere; it doesn't act as a shortcut.  It
just appears to be an ordinary file folder.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 17 Jul 2003 14:13 PDT
Can you tell us the name of the file folder?

Can you please describe what you see when you right-click on it and
view the properties?

Clarification of Question by prpro-ga on 17 Jul 2003 19:44 PDT
Ha -- I just figured it out on my own.  My GetRight download software
was using it as a destination folder.  Whenever I downloaded .zip
files, they would go to this folder,  uzip themselves, then delete the
zipped files from the folder.  Because it wasn't seeing the
destination folder on the desktop, it would create it each time I
downloaded the .zip files.  When I opened the folder, it was empty
because it had already deleted the files that had been unzipped.
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