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    Never seen something like this

    Ok here it is:

    I created a folder place some files in it on the desktop. I had it there for a couple of day. I restarted the PC a few times throughout that period. Now last night i tried to delete the folder but the mouse symbol changes as if its loading but nothing happens i checked the task manager and eveything is normal the explorer process seems normal. to stop from loading or whatever its doing i end the explorer.exe process and start it again and everything is normal. I can go into the folder but cant delete it or see its properties if i right click the same thing happens.

    Now from the command line i can rename it. I can move it which i did to temp and try to clean the system it was still there. I created a new folder and placed it there the parent folder now behaves the same cant do anythign with parent folder. when i try and delete it form the command line it say it did but its still there.

    I created a new user with admin privildges and tried to rename it works but if i try and delete it from the command line its says the folder can not be found although its there and i can rename it.

    Does anyone know what is going on. My antivirus software is pretty up to date. i have TDS-3 on my pc so it doesnt seem like its a malicious thing.

    If anyone has any info

    Im using XP pro

    thanks alot

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    I just tried copying the folder onto a USB stick to see how it would behave on another pc it wont allow me to move or copy to the USB stick

    Any ideas?

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    Try taking ownership of the folder and it's contents and then try deleting it or whatever you are trying to do to it.
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
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    At first, your access issue seemed like it may be related to some disk corruption but then you said you could move the file which you can't do a lot of times with a bad disk.

    Does it act the same if you are in safe mode? I'd maybe try a defrag and a CHKDSK and/or an online virus scan.
    \"You got a mouth like an outboard motor..all the time putt putt putt\" - Foghorn Leghorn

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    Tiger shark thanks but i just noted that every folder i create on my system now acts this way. So its not that folder alone. I have been playing around with the services but i doubt something that i disabled caused this. However, i will keep trying to fix it up and i will let you know if i find out what is going on..

    Thanks though

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    Sounds like you might have somehow screwed up permissions?


    I'm just throwing something out here... Is it an NTFS volume?

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    My apologies for taking up your time. I right click on the folder and left it like that for about 3-4 minutes and the menu poped up and i was able to delete. To tell you the truth im not sure what is going on but if i do i will let you know.

    Again sorry for wasting yoru time

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    Is this a lesson in what is it called social emgineering? Oh a problem here is the folder never see it before. Funny di not get the file fummy nothing happened? Go figure
    I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race - possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution - is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.- Glen Seaborg

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    WTF?

    Palemoon, ya need to roll them thinner.

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