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IE History Folder Corrupt and Administrator.JOHNMARC created?

Q: IE History Folder Corrupt and Administrator.JOHNMARC created?

I read the thread on first time posters. You all sure need to learn how to talk to people. I'm new at this and I already feel pretty unwelcome and like, "We'll get to your hijack log IF YOU'RE LUCKY!!!"

My problem is explained in a thread I posted in the hardware section entitled, "IE Doesn't Work." The bottom line is that a friend removed thousands of viruses from my laptop (Dell Latitude D600), but he says something is screwy with the file system and said something about the history folder being corrupted and a weird Administrator.JOHNMARC folder in one of the accounts.

Please, first, let me know if anyone is actually going to look at this thing so I'm not wasting my time downloading programs and uploading this and waiting on that (which might or might not happen depending on someone's whim). I'll post if someone will look at it. Please respond.

Thank you.

Preferred Solution: IE History Folder Corrupt and Administrator.JOHNMARC created?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: IE History Folder Corrupt and Administrator.JOHNMARC created?

OK...I'm sure you're busy. I'm a busy man, too. Here's the log file. I don't know what else to do. This isn't proving very helpful so far. Maybe I'll post it on multiple forums. I know some of you have looked at my thread (I can see it's been looked at and dutifully ignored).

If you care at all to "not play fair" and kill me with some kindness, here's the log (and by the way, just looking at the first few lines, I'm not so sure I trust this program. I had Internet Explorer 7 installed before they told me to uninstall it. Then I tried to reinstall it and it didn't work):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:27:08 PM, on 4/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell TrueMobile 5100\GPRSMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\DELL\Dell Laser MFP 1600n\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Cecilia Caipo\Application Data\U3\0000186045738217\LaunchPad.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Cecilia Caipo\Desktop\Security\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] "C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmaTel StacMon] "C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GC75-Manager-Class] "C:\Program Files\Dell TrueMobile 5100\GPRSMgr.exe" -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P3000x_S2P] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELL\DELL LASER MFP 1600N\PSU\ScanToPc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] "C:\Program Files\DELL\Dell Laser MFP 1600n\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] "C:\Program Files\DELL\Dell Laser MFP 1600n\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ThreatFire] C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {03A89EFD-E023-8600-A22D-45F77558EB4C} (ILINCInstall86 Class) - https://content.ilinc.com/clientdownload/download/ilinci86.dll
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: GoToAssist - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\480\G2AWinLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: GoToAssist - Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\480\g2aservice.exe
O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spectrum24 Event Monitor (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: ThreatFire - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe

End of file - 7759 bytes

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Administrator forlder automatically creared!

As you can see above, there are 3 Administrator folders!

1. Administrator_ploc.WINDSTORY7 <- this is qhat I installed
2. Administrator_ploc <- I don't know who made this.
3. Administrator <- Now! I found this! Also I don;t know who made this.

Is this by Hacking?

Should I reinstall windows 7?

A:Administrator folder automatically created!

Hello windstory,

There is a hidden (not activated) True administrator account besides the account you created during installation. I'm just guessing (haven't seen that before), but the first may be this Admin. Account. More info here. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User%20Accounts The second could be the Guest Acct. and the third is of course yours. Just a Guess.

Is your copy of 7 from microsoft or 'other'?


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i have two laptop, one is ruuning 64bit Home premium and the other one is running 32 bit Home premium.

the 32 bit one was setup a week ago with no additional application, while the 64 bit was installed 2 months ago with 15 other applications installed.

i notice that there are 3 folders in "Users" in the 64 bit, and only 2 folders in Users in 32 bit.

the one that found in the 64 bit but no in the 32 bit is "Administrator" folder, can someone explain to me what happends?

A:Administrator folder created by Windows 7 64 bit?

Per user folders in the users folders are created the first time the user logins in the computer. It seems that the built-in administrator account has been used in one computer, but never in the other.
32/64 bits have nothing to do with that.

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The thread reached the 2nd page so I'm bouncing it back up.
No one has any ideas?

I'm completely stuck with my work without my history page.


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WOW! Big forum here!

Wife now has a new Aspire 5552-7474 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. The person who donated the new equipment generated the built-in Administrator's name to read "WINNER-PC." Probably because someone was going to win this laptop. So, I, knowing just enough to mess things up in Windows 7, added a user named "Jacqui" and set her with administrative privileges. I also did something I understand now I shouldn't have.....I did that net user administrator /active:yes thing because I thought I had changed the name of the administrator. I have since reversed that action by doing net user administrator /active:no.

So, now at login, where there used to be two names, there are no names to choose from and that's nice, but I see that WINNER-PC is still running the ship, somewhere in the background. Really want to get rid of that name and make the captain of the ship be my wife's name since she won the computer. Additionally, I can't seem to get to an elevated command prompt like you all suggest. Even though logged in as Jacqui, I still get the C:/Users/Jacqui prompt.

Is there anything you folks can do to help me get to a point where WINNER-PC is no longer the built-in Administrator? I'm certain after all this babble that you will need more info. Just ask and I'll respond.


A:Help with the built-in Administrator name and one that I created

What is the Computer name, which can be renamed at Computer>Properties? Let's start there.

The admin-level account Jacqui should still be showing on Log On screen if you disable Hidden Admin. If not re-enable Hidden Admin to set up the account again. it may have actually been the Hidden which was changed.

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I am installing a new network with all XP pro Sp2 PCs's. The issue is these PC's were all built prior to me setting up the network and no one installed the administrator accounts on any of them. The server box in Advanced server 2003 and I set up there accounts in active directory. Made the part of the server workgroup. Set up there share folders gave them permissions to the shares and I could not copy there files to the server. I get the message no rights or permissions contact the Administrator. I copied some test files to an
USB memory stick downloaded the to the server for testing purposes. We can see them from the desktop but we can't edit or save them. In the folder that the files were in I made sure that they were'nt read only and it still say's we don't have permissions to these files?? Any Ideas ?Help!!!

A:XP Pro No administrator account Created.

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I created recovery media when i received the HP Pavillion new. I am unable to use the created media (DVD) group due to 1 of the dvd's has become unreadable. I am unable to create a new set because I was only allowed to create one media. How do I restore to factory setting as my system is in critical shape? Will a third party program create a recovery media from the recovery partition? I tried the F11 recovery and it keeps rejecting for unknown problem. I can not recovery using any option from the HP recovery progra


Hi,That is the problem making recovery media in discs, easily scratches come on it. I always create it in USB.Your only option now remains ordering Recovery USB from HP directly.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/bph07143Try third party online sellers like computersurgeons.com or restoredisks.com.You can also do a clean install of Windows 8.1 or 10, whichever the laptop came with from factory: using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating UEFI bootable USB.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.htmlRegardsVisruth

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:56:56 AM, on 3/25/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\WaHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdate... Read more

A:Please Help History.IE5 Corrupt

hi guys... sorry but i've been waiting for 5 days... please help me

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computer started getting pop ups randomly even with mcafee running and even after using spybot. Then somehow some fake antivirus "My PC protector" installed itself on the system and things went to crap. Girlfriend tried to go back to a restore point but nothing happened. As of right now no exe's work. Tried to install maleware bytes and avg, avg install ended in an error while the anti maleware installed and but whenever I try to run the computer can not locate the file. Also, I notice that another user profile has popped up named adminstrator that I have never seen before on other start ups. I continuely get the windows/system32/dosapoma.dll not valid windows image error. Tried to do a few registry fixes like the zip file everyone seems to mention, that seemded to install but didnt work and I couldnt open regedit anyway.

Really at a loss of what to do next.

Been in safe mode for the whole day and still the computer is crap. Anyhelp would be very much appreciated. Thanks guys.

Almost forget, have no current access to boot cd or anything, they are at parents house about 3 hours away.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 13:08:24.45 on Sun 02/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.688 [GMT -5:00]

AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4... Read more

A:No exe's will open, bad image error and virus created administrator profile

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Download ComboFix and the Microsoft file to a USB drive on another computer and transfer the files to your desktop.

If necessary, do the dragging and dropping in Sa... Read more

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Is there a way to browse without my requests being logged? It really feels invasive.

A:Can I hide my browsing history from the network administrator?

Sorry, but helping you to bypass security measures set in place by your network administrator is against this forum's policy, and can be a bannable offense.

I would suggest that you not do anything that would violate company policy such as this as well. Doing so could get you fired.

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I am running Windows XP and Internet Explorer v. 7. I am the administrator and, as class instructor, need to check that the internet is not misused. Logged in as Administrator and in IE 7, I clicked on Tools/Internet Options. On the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box I located the Browsing History section and clicked on Settings. In the Temporary History and Internet Files dialog box I clicked on View. The path to the history files was shown as C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files. The Local settings folder was not visible when I tried to follow this path. In Control Panel/Folder Options/View I selected "Show hidden files and folders". This made Local Settings folder visible, but not the Temporary Internet Files folder. I also removed the check from "Hide protected operating system files." I can now see a folder labeled Temporary Internet Files as well as one labeled History. I can open these folders, since they are my folders.

To view the user's History, I follow the path C:\Documents and Settings\Student9\Local Settings and can see both Temporary Internet Files and History folders. However, I cannot open the History folder and can't see any of the browsing history files or cookie files in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Is there a way to make this visible? I have adults taking this class that want to be able to check the browsing history of ... Read more

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I'm confused about the ESD folder. If I install Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool, an ESD folder is created. I understand that this folder should not be deleted if you plan to use the Recovery feature as it includes the files need to reinstall Windows.

If I reinstall Windows by mounting an ISO, run "setup.exe" and select "Keep nothing", however, no ESD folder is created, but I can still use the Recovery feature. The following blog article about how Windows 10 achieves its compact footprint explains why this works:

How Windows 10 achieves its compact footprint | Windows Experience Blog

If Windows 10 is able to run the Recovery feature using the runtime system files stored in C:\Windows\WinSxS, why do I need to keep the ESD folder if an installation was done with the MCT?

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Anybody can help with this dead simple question? - I don't want to "enable all"

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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This is my first post here - hope someone can help me out (rang tech support for PC World and as always - they were useless).

Basically, for some unknown reason, when i switched my computer on this morning an error appeared regarding not being able to find the local profile. I restarted the computer - no error message - but now it appears to be logged in as a guest (my settings have all gone - no icons for my files on desktop, etc.). When I look at the users in control panel it shows just main user and guest (i don't use the users options on windows - only me using the computer).

However, in the documents and setting folder there is the following folders:

- All Users
- Main User (this contains all my personal files/folders)
- Main User.YOUR-QQQLYHUKAQ (this is where i think the problem lies)

I don't know why this folder has been created or how to delete it - can anyone shed some light on the situation? I'm totally confused and stuck!

Thanks for any help anyone can provide - Gareth

A:New user folder created

So you're saying you have a missing user profile?


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This is only happening on one computer of mine, running XP SP2 and Firefox as my default browser. Whenever I open up the browser, a New Folder is created on my Desktop (which is my default download location). I could just leave one there - it won't create another with the same name - but what the heck is happening? If I delete the New Folder, another appears when I start Firefox again.


A:New Folder created by Firefox?

Go into your profile folder and delete downloads.rdf file.
Make sure that Firefox is closed, then go to:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
Application Data is a hidden file and you have to check to show hidden files and folders from Tools> Folder Options> View tab in windows explorer.
Or you can open it from run
Start> Run> type: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and hit OK.
Then open the default folder and delete downloads.rdf

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I use Real Alternative rather than Real Player and thought I had thoroughly uninstalled Real Player. However I've noticed that I have a folder called Real in the Documents and Settings/[user name]/Application Data folder. This is empty apart from another folder called RealMediaSDK, which is also empty. I have tried deleting the folder a couple of times but it seems to be re-created every time I boot my PC! I don't know what this folder is or whether I need it. If not, how can I stop it being created? I am using Windows XP SP2

A:Realmediasdk Folder Keeps Being Created!

Your "Realmedia Alternative" is most likely creating these folders if you have uninstalled the Realmedia product.

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I dont know why, but once in a while, i get a "My Music" folder on my desktop. I dont create or anything, but it just appears there. ANd its an empty folder. It usually happens when im downloading something, and then the folder is automatically created, but sometimes i can be doin nothin and it appears. I remember though, that i made my own "My Music" folder and eventually deleted it. I would put all my music there (its a different folder than the one that Windows has). But i eventually deleted it and now put all my music in the folder that Windows provides. But the folder automatically creates itself. What can i do to stop this automatic creation of this folder?

A:A Folder Gets Created Automatically...

Where are you downloading from when the file is created?

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A new folder automatically gets created in my desktop after certain period of time (I haven't noted how much time but it must be more than 12hours of computer ON time OR 3-4 days ) with the name 'new folder' containing blank file folders.txt .I am using Windows 8 operating system with updated antivirus which has not detected any malware neither do I suspect one.

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Hi guys,

I have just installed a 512mb ramdisk and have setup the system variables for "Temp" and "Tmp" to z:\Temp and z:\Tmp. I have also set the user variable to the same and the cache for Firefox to z:\cache.

When I boot up the ramdisk is working and the "Temp" folder is created without problem, however the "Tmp" folder is not being created.

This is causing me to have problems when running programs from within compress archives. When I run the program it errors stating the file cannot be created. If however I manually create the "Tmp" folder in the ramdisk and run the same file from within the archive it works without error.

Is there a way to get Windows to create the "Tmp" folder when it boots so that I don't have to manually create it everytime. Or have a configured something incorrectly.

Cheers in advance,


A:TMP folder not being created in RamDisk

Work around, I've created a batch file to create the directory on boot. Anyone know the correct way to do it?

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So I recently installed a few updates a couple days ago and I noticed that in a certain directory there was a new folder made. In C:\Users path there normally owner or whatever your name my be and public, but now there's a temp folder that has a lock pad on it. I tried deleting it but it keep copying itself. Also when I try to look at the folder properties its says its a network shared folder. Any idea I have a weird feeling about this folder.

A:New Folder created after update?

That could be an artifact leftover from the updates.

When updates/programs are installed they will create temp files that are locked so there will not be any outside interference when the updates/programs are being installed.

Try Disk Cleanup - Open and Use Scroll down and make sure the temp files box is checked, then click OK, and let it do its thing.
Check back at the Folders location to see if it was removed.

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I figured out that it was windows media player that was causing the folder to appear on the desktop, I'm attaching the picture.

If I delete it, it would appear on the desktop again after a little while.. Any idea what could be causing the problem?

A:New Folder created by WMP involuntarily


Sorry for the late reply

I've just looked in a previous post, and you said this:

It started happening when I installed a new WindowBlinds desktop theme (GT3). A folder named New Folder is created on the desktop. If I delete it, after a little bit it'll be made again. What gives?
Click to expand...


Have you uninstalled WindowBlinds, to see if it disappears?



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I'm thinking this should be easy, but it isn't turning out that way.

Computer A is dying, has a current File History. I am setting up Computer B and I want to use File History on B to restore from A. Instead, B can't see A's File History and just insists on creating its own. I don't want it to corrupt the backup on A's history

So the File History of A is on an external drive. I connect the external drive to B and go to File History. B just wants to write a File History of B and can't see the ones created by A.

Help, please!

Or am I just better off copying everything to an external drive and then copying it back to the new laptop?

A:Restoring from File History created on old computer to a new computer

Originally Posted by Smiley1

Or am I just better off copying everything to an external drive and then copying it back to the new laptop?

Yes. What you are trying is impossible, file history is individual on each machine even if you had same folder structure and user account. It can't be copied to another machine.

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About a week ago, I found 759 new files in a folder. These files seem to have no extension and are given (in a detailed folder view) as type 'file'. Each is 0 KBs in size. Each name consists of 8 characters. Nearly all names end in 'A8900' i.e. one of the file names is '62AA8900' another is 'D2AA8900' another '1E9A8900'. This folder is normally used to hold PDF files which are created from excel worksheets by an Excel Macro.

The Computer the files are found on is a laptop Compaq 615 running Windows 7 home basic. It is connected by wireless network to a Desktop which is running XP. There are three other laptops which also connect to the network. The folder is stored on a shared hard drive (which can be read from/written to from any of the laptops or the desktop) in the Desktop, but as this specific folder is normally used only by the 1 laptop, I assume that the files were created from there.

The laptop which normally uses this folder is one of three identical laptops all purchased at the same time, and all with similar software installed. This laptop always seems run slower, browse the internet slower, and boot slower than the other laptops. It runs AVG free regularly, which always comes up clean.

It is possible that the files were accidentally created in the folder by someone downloading something/ installing something into the wrong place, but this is unlikely.

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A:hundreds of files self?created in folder

Hi and Welcome,

Please do the following:

Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.

Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds.pif to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.

Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.

Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.

Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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I have a folder on my PC called C:\Backup. I thought that I created this folder myself and I wanted to delete it, but when I tried it wouldn't let me and said I require permission to make changes. The folder appeared to be empty but when I went to properties it said there were 214 files and 40 folders within. So I made the protected operating system files visible and this is what I found inside:

System Volume Information

I don't know how these files/folders got there. Do they belong there? Can I delete them? Should they be in another location? I am confused as to why there are there, since I thought I created this folder, but maybe I am mistaken.

I am using Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit.


A:Why are these Recycler files in a folder I created?

Quote: Originally Posted by bulaman

I have a folder on my PC called C:\Backup. I thought that I created this folder myself and I wanted to delete it, but when I tried it wouldn't let me and said I require permission to make changes. The folder appeared to be empty but when I went to properties it said there were 214 files and 40 folders within. So I made the protected operating system files visible and this is what I found inside:

System Volume Information

I don't know how these files/folders got there. Do they belong there? Can I delete them? Should they be in another location? I am confused as to why there are there, since I thought I created this folder, but maybe I am mistaken.

I am using Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit.


Visit the following link for information regarding the recycler folder;

How to delete files from c:\recycler?


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- I have a IDE Hitachi HD, from my old computer that use to run with XP 32.

- Now i have a Windows 7 64 on a Toshiba.

- I'm trying to get the folders from the IDE disk, and i already have changed the ownership authorization,

- But it stills prompting the message that i need Administrator authorization to delete and copy some stuff (most of it); even after i've re-connect it.

There's any alternative method?


(Note: the printscreen its in Portuguese, but says access denied, you need administrator authorization to delete this file)

A:Ide folder created on xp - ownership issue on 7

Are your login and passwords the same on the windows 7 and xp? if they are different try the XP one or visa versa

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Ive got a folder on the server that
our databases live in. (acces 97, win 98 clients); NT 4 server.
This folder is populated with session.000,
session.001, etc files.
I delete & they come back.
What are these things?


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hello i have gone into my computer into my external hard drive and tried to open an inbetweeners season. it does not let me open it. when i right click there is no delete, when i get the 3 folders that dont open i right click and there is a delete and properties. The delete dont work and when i click properties there it says they are hidden and read only, when i untick those and click apply changes then ok, and try to open the same happens and the properties have changed back. this only happens with those 3 folders. why is this

A:My computer does not let me open a folder i created

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I am attaching the Hijackthis.log.

I am having a problem that newfolder.exe application is being created in all the folders of my computer. Some of the folders are having new subfolder.exe being created having the same name as the folder in which it is created. Example: if folders name is sourabh, a new subfolder named sourabh.exe is created inside it. I am calling it a subfolder as that is the icon it is using. Since this has started happening my taskmanager and services.msc is also not working. They appear for a second and then disappear.
Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:22:05 PM, on 9/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
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A:New folder.exe being created in all the folders and subfolders

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Before beginning the proposed fix, read this post completely. Any questions should be kindly asked before proceeding. Ensure that there are no open browsers when carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Download combofix from here

**Save it directly to your desktop**

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

A log will be produced that will ultimately be named C:\ComboFix.txt . I'll need that in your next reply


Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run... Read more

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Recently, I noticed that I had two "my documents" folders. I right clicked on one and it told me how much space was being used and all the usual stuff. If I clicked on the second folder, it told me that I
didn't have access to it. (I am logged in as administrator.) When I right click on it, it just tells me that it
was created the same day as the original folder and nothing else. I suspect that it might be empty. Now, this is starting to happen with a few more of my folders. (new folder created and unable to access.) And while it hasn't created a second folder for my "send to" I can no longer access it. If this is malware, I am not sure what program to use to find it. I have Norton anti virus. I have been told to clean the registry and to create a new profile. This is weird and I cannot figure out what has happened so suddenly. Not sure how to proceed.

A:New folder being created and unable to asscess them.

Also I just noticed that in the explorer window in the left pane where it has example "yellow folder" "my documents". At the bottom left hand corner of the "folder picture" it has a little white arrow curved to the right. It is that way on all the folders I cannot access. When I right click on these folders and go to security, it says that I have the right to operate these folders.

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So one cool thing I liked about vista was that it switched (aka opened) the folder you just created. I know for some this was probably annoying depending on what you were doing but it fit my usage scenarios perfectly.
I am hoping it is nothing more than a registry setting but I haven?t been able to track it down, then again I don?t even know where to look.

A:Automatically open a created folder

Are you sure?

When you type the folder name, hit enter, enter.

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I'm using windows XP. I have a folder called Movies. In the last two days I created two new folders in Movies folder. I haven't been able to open them. I am able to open all the other folders but not those two. I can't delete them either

Its says "Folder is inaccessible" and "Access Denied"

What do I do?

A:Can't access newly created folder

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To Whom it May Concern,
I am attempting to write a batch file and I have run into several issues with the WIN7 command interpreter. But this one has me completely baffled. In testing my batch file, I typed the command at the cmd line. This is my command:

Start /wait /b Robocopy "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents" C:\% COMPUTERNAME% /S /E /M /COPYALL /ZB

When I run this command from the prompt it appears that it worked. But the created folder does not appear in the WIN7 explorer environment. If I try to manually create this folder again, it tells me the folder already exists. If I do a dir of the root of C:\, it shows the folder.... but ony in the DOS environment. Yes, I have changed the folder/file views and allowed system and hidden files to be shown. I have searched the other forums and I have seen nothing posted regarding this type of problem. Any suggestions of fixes would be appreciated.


A:Created folder only showing up in DOS environment

Change "My Documents" to "Documents"

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Hello, I noticed a helpassistant folder created on my computer with all of my files present in the folder. I did not request this folder to be created. I have been reading about the same issue with other users. I dont want to harm my computer my following the advice given to others so I would like to know how to solve this problem.

windows XP service pack 2 is my operating system.

Thank You for reading.

A:HelpAssistant Folder Created without permission

It's possible that you have an infected Master Boot Record so lets check it to be sure.Please download mbr.exe and save it to your desktop <- (Important!).Double-click on mbr.exe and allow the mbr.sys driver to load if asked.A black DOS window will open and quickly disappear. This is normal.A log file named mbr.log will be created and saved on your desktop.Copy and paste the results of the mbr.log in your next reply.

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The other day I created a temporary folder to save a file in. I'm through with the file and deleted it, but the folder will NOT delete. It says "Access is denied". I even tried rebooting. When I use various utilities to try to delete it, they show NO properties for the folder. No creation date. No nothing. Say what??? What a strange animal this Windows 7 is. Anyway, I guess I could just ignore it forever, but there's a place in me that's telling me it just not right that Windows 7 should prevent me from deleting a folder that I just created.

A:Access is denied on folder I created

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Im using windows 7. Im 100% sure my computer is not infected. I have Norton Internet Security Installed.

Weird thing happening. Last time I had a folder called "parkvilla" in my desktop. I permanently deleted that folder from my desktop, but everytime i restart my computer, that folder is being auto created after startup. Its empty but auto created everytime when i restart my PC. any idea. Again im telling im aware of viruses such as NewFolder.exe etc. This is not that. this is a legit folder and my PC is not infected. I also checked my startup folder. There is nothing specious.

Any help?


A:Windows seven folder being auto created

Hi Sam20e

Lets have a look at the Startup tab inside msconfig . Click on the button type msconfig inside Search programs and files box and press <ENTER> . On the UAC window click on the Yes button . Inside the System Configuration window click on the Startup tab and post an image with your reply please .

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Hi all.

I am running Windows 7 on a desktop. I use it mostly for browsing and high end gaming. My recent installs have all been pretty safe (CDs from game companies), so I don't think it's an infection...though if it were, it's a pretty mundane one.

Recently (last couple of weeks), whenever I reboot or cold start my machine, a New Folder(2) is created on my desktop. The first time I noticed it was right around the time I was copying a lot of documents to my machine for a new home purchase. I was trying to keep track of all the folders I had to create, but I know for a fact that as I was creating, I wasn't keeping up with naming conventions. I really hadn't noticed that it was being recreated every time until I VERY deliberately removed it about two days ago. Until then, I thought I had just kept forgetting to remove it.

This evening, while booting, I took particular care and watched my task list while starting. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary (though my computer brilliance has burned itself out over the last few decades), and hence my request for information here.

There appears to be no other issues with my machine (except for the occasional bass voice coming from my speakers saying "Skynet lives"...that's a joke).

Hmmm...with one other exception. I have been having trouble getting a Windows 7 update to work. Which according to Murphy's Law would be the exact reason for the folder being created.

A:Empty folder created on start-up

You could run msconfig and have a look at what runs at startup.
Kill what you don't like

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On my pc, I received a BSOD and it automatically created a minidump folder (C:\windows\minidump) and I was able to resolve the issue reading the dump files. My co-worker got a BSOD but no minidump folder was created, therefore there are no dump files for me to look at to help resolve the issue. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this issue without having the dump files? This is my first-ever post, any help would be greatly apprecaited.


A:No minidump folder created after BSOD

Without having the dump files it's pretty difficult to diagnose the STOP. It could be worth checking this tutorial though in the event of future crashes. Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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OK...ALL in the same 30 minutes....

I created 2 folders on my desktop, one called The Faces, one called Rod Stewart.

I ripped some music to both, burned a CD from each, and then the fun started.

I right-clicked on The Faces folder, deleted. No prob.

I right-clicked on Rod Stewart folder and was told I don't have administrator rights to delete it.

I deleted all files in the folder, no prob.

I tried to delete now empty folder, no rights.

Ran elevated cmd prompt and typed:

rd /s /q "w:\user\desktop\rod stewart" and get access denied.

I right click folder and Take Ownership....Access Denied.

So I have an empty folder on desktop...

I even tried creating another folder on desktop called Junk, and tried dropping the Rod Stewart folder into it to then Delete Junk...I don't have admin rights to cut the empty Rod Stewart folder....

In Explorer when I navigate to the folder and try and click on it I get "it is not accessible", as in...it's NOT THERE.



A:Can't delete a self-created folder on desktop

Take ownership of the folder, then delete it... Take Ownership Shortcut

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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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Today when I opened my external hard drive in explorer I discovered a new folder had been created in it named 46fcfa8d71b296bf75ae25dbc5eb4f.

Initially I had to get permission to open the folder. It contains several sub-folders, files and setup information. I've attached a screenshot so you can see what all the files are called.

I've run an AVG scan on the folder and it's showing nothing suspicious, I would just like to know what this folder is an whether I can delete it or not.

Thanks in advance,

A:New folder called 46fcfa8d71b296bf75ae25dbc5eb4f created on external h

I think you should be safe to delete this, they are normally folders left over from windows updates. If you have the external drive connected when the update is installed, the folder might be created there. They're meant to be deleted once the update is finished but sometimes there not.

As it's not on your main drive and not in the WINDOWS folder, you should be fine to delete. I recommend you create a backup of it somewhere else, for example in your my documents folder or, preferably, another external HDD. Monitor the computer and if there are issues, move it back to the original location. After about a month, you should be fine to permanently delete it.

Can I delete these randomly named folders?


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I have an old external hard drive that has hidden file folders created on my old Viao laptop, where I ran Windows XP. I have a new laptop now with Windows 10 and I tried showing all hidden files and folders, and It does. The problem is is that when I open the folder it says it's empty, but the properties show that the folder size is 1.12 GB. I right click on the hidden folder and check it's properties, and under attributes, the check box for "hidden" is checked and grayed out so that it can't be un-checked.

I have already tried: going through the command prompt as administrator and tried"
attrib -h -s "E:\safety\*" d/ s/
I got the error message:
not resetting E:\safety\
not resetting E:\movies\
not resetting E:\music\
not resetting E:\ New Folder\

(...etc with the folder names in that main folder)

I want to gain access to this folder and have the ability to delete any items that are no longer applicable or needed. How do I do that?

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I created a zip folder to send in an attachment to someone, it contains a fee CSS files, and a TPL file.

I successfully managed to send it, but when it came to delete it I can't. It says that I required permission from the computer administrator to change the file. When I attempt to open the archive, I can't, and when I attempt to move it, I can't.

I then tried the take ownership trick, but it hasn't changed anything, here are my results attached to this message. Literally, I created it then not even five minutes later it's corrupt and can't be used.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can possibly to get rid of this file?

A:Unable to delete zip folder newly created

Addition: I've tried through PHP on my local server, and I get:

Warning: unlink(C:\Users\Christopher\Desktop\Panther\Panther.zip): Permission denied in F:\localhost\www\test.php on line 2

and I've gone into:

[Right Click] -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced.

From there, I get the error that I must have administrative privileges to continue, so I click Continue, then get the attachment below. I've also checked my disk for errors and none have been reported.

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For weeks I have been puzzled by new Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History folders constantly reappearing in my Windows XP Local Settings/Temp folder.
My normal TIF etc folders are still functioning normally in Local Settings. So no harm is being done but it's been annoying the hell out of me.
Today, quite by chance, I've discovered that the culprit is Adobe Reader X. 10.1.2. The act of simply opening Reader myself immediately creates these TIF folders within my temp folder. As well, of course, as every time I download and open pdf files.

I say immediately but it does take about 15 seconds after Reader opens on the screen before the TIF folders appear in the temp folder.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can go about resolving it?

(I've also asked this in the Adobe forums, had 100 views but as yet no replies!)

Many thanks.

A:New Temporary Internet Files folder being created.

I'd not worry about. It sounds like the adobe reader is just creating temp files to be able to access them quicker. I'd bet that when you have adobe reader and the files open, you cannot delete the files, but once all are closed, you can delete them no issues.

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Not sure how this happened, but suddently computer started getting a Folder "Logs" on desktop despite repeated deletion. Inside the folder is a file named Cpu.log

Is this any kind of extraction program or something? Please help


A:Logs Folder Being Repeatedly Created On Desktop

It's probably being created by some program you ran, or is still running. Maybe a cpu monitoring program , or maybe just a virus which is monitoring things for you

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About a year ago, I changed my main user account from "Jaime" to "Roggie" on a whim, and everything worked fine. This past weekend, I restarted my computer and when it came back up it had created a new user profile in c:/users/. All my files are still in
"c:/users/jaime/", but now everything loads from "c:/users/roggie". Is there any way to switch it back or am I going to have to recreate all my system settings? And why would it change over a year after I switched the names?

I've already tried createing a second user account called "Jaime" and renaming the current account back to "Jaime" - both resulted in a new folder called "Jaime_02" instead of going back.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I'm running Home Basic 32bit if thats any use at all.

A:Randomly created user account folder?

Hello Rogallia, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When you change the name of your user account, it will only change the name displayed in Vista and not for the "C:\Users\(user name)" folder. Instead, both the original and new user account name will be tied to that user account now.

The only way to change the name of the "C:\Users\(user name)" folder is to create a new user account instead with a different name than what is tied with any other user account.

If you had manually renamed the "C:\Users\(user name)" folder, then this may be why this had happened. This also is a cause of the dreaded User Profile Service failed error.

I would recommend that you create a new administrator account, copy anything you want from the old account's user folders over to the new account, then delete the old user account when done.

Hope this helps,

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