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Serve Laurijssen
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      08-28-2010
I have a folder on the desktop which keeps coming back and I cant fund out
at what point it comes back. I delete it and at some point it's there again.
Doesnt have to be a restart.

Anyone know how I can fix this? I just want to get rid of it

 
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      08-28-2010
What is its name?

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"Serve Laurijssen" <> wrote in message
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>I have a folder on the desktop which keeps coming back and I cant fund out
>at what point it comes back. I delete it and at some point it's there
>again. Doesnt have to be a restart.
>
> Anyone know how I can fix this? I just want to get rid of it


 
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      08-28-2010
On 28/08/2010 13:01, Serve Laurijssen wrote:
> I have a folder on the desktop which keeps coming back and I cant fund
> out at what point it comes back. I delete it and at some point it's
> there again. Doesnt have to be a restart.
>
> Anyone know how I can fix this? I just want to get rid of it


Try booting into Safe Mode (f8 during boot) and deleting it.

If it keeps reappearing it may be being remade by an application.

What is this folder's name? It may give a clue...

Guy

 
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VanguardLH
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      08-28-2010
Serve Laurijssen wrote:

> I have a folder on the desktop which keeps coming back and I cant fund out
> at what point it comes back. I delete it and at some point it's there again.
> Doesnt have to be a restart.
>
> Anyone know how I can fix this? I just want to get rid of it


Use SysInternal's Filemon to see what process is doing a Create on the
folder.
 
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      08-28-2010
FileMon and Regmon are no longer available for download. They have been
replaced by Process Monitor on versions of Windows starting with Windows
2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896642.aspx



ProcessMon

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896645.aspx
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"VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
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> Serve Laurijssen wrote:
>
>> I have a folder on the desktop which keeps coming back and I cant fund
>> out
>> at what point it comes back. I delete it and at some point it's there
>> again.
>> Doesnt have to be a restart.
>>
>> Anyone know how I can fix this? I just want to get rid of it

>
> Use SysInternal's Filemon to see what process is doing a Create on the
> folder.


 
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      08-29-2010
I found process monitor quite difficult to use. I often decide against
monitoring because of the hassle of setting it up.

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>. wrote:
>
>> FileMon and Regmon are no longer available for download. They have been
>> replaced by Process Monitor on versions of Windows starting with Windows
>> 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista.
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896642.aspx
>>
>> ProcessMon
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896645.aspx

>
> Alas, you now get a bloated program with features you don't need for the
> task at hand (*file* monitoring) nor does this replacement let you
> define a filter based on *filename*.
>
> It became overly technical in its parlance. Instead of saying
> "filename", you have to select "Image path". Oh yeah, lots of users
> understand what that means. Then you have to switch from "includes" to
> "contains" to eliminate having to find the full path to the file you
> want to monitor (i.e., you just want to find with the filename, er,
> image path specifies just the filename and doesn't have to match on the
> entire path string). A good tool replaced by a more difficult one.
> Since Microsoft acquired SysInternals, I have to wonder if this isn't
> some stupidty that crept in due to Microsoft's influence.
>
> The original (and often better because simpler to use and understand)
> FileMon utility can be found at:
>
> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Program.../Filemon.shtml


 
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Nil
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      08-29-2010
On 28 Aug 2010, VanguardLH <> wrote in
microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

> The original (and often better because simpler to use and
> understand) FileMon utility can be found at:
>
> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Program...mming-Files/Fi
> lemon.shtml


File Monitor won't run for me on my Vista machine. When I try, I get a
pop-up box that tells me to download Process Monitor.
 
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      08-29-2010
Nil wrote:

> VanguardLH wrote:
>
>> The original (and often better because simpler to use and
>> understand) FileMon utility can be found at:
>>
>> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Program...mming-Files/Fi
>> lemon.shtml

>
> File Monitor won't run for me on my Vista machine. When I try, I get a
> pop-up box that tells me to download Process Monitor.


Actually that means FileMon *did* run. Otherwise, it couldn't spew out
a message telling you about Process Monitor. I've never seen that
message, however, but then maybe it was a one-time message, much like
the one-time message on first load to accept their terms and thereafter
you don't see this message again. I'm not sure how Filemon would even
know about software that was released later. Pulling my leg, are you?

I thought Filemon went dead in 2006. The datestamp at Softpedia is in
2007, so maybe the wrapper around that copy of Filemon gives you the
warning. From where did you get the copy of Filemon that you says knows
about ProcMon (that didn't exist until later)? I also have the 7.04
version listed at Softpedia but I downloaded it back when it was still
listed at SysInternals.
 
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Nil
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      08-29-2010
On 29 Aug 2010, VanguardLH <> wrote in
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> Actually that means FileMon *did* run. Otherwise, it couldn't
> spew out a message telling you about Process Monitor.


It ran only long enough to trigger the message and close down. RegMon
does the same thing. Same thing happens with Windows 7. If you call
that "running" I can only assume you're joking.

> I've never seen that message, however, but then maybe it was a
> one-time message, much like the one-time message on first load to
> accept their terms and thereafter you don't see this message
> again.


No, it happens every time.

> I'm not sure how Filemon would even know about software that was
> released later. Pulling my leg, are you?


Why would I do that? Are you accusing me of lying?

> I thought Filemon went dead in 2006. The datestamp at Softpedia
> is in 2007, so maybe the wrapper around that copy of Filemon gives
> you the warning. From where did you get the copy of Filemon that
> you says knows about ProcMon (that didn't exist until later)? I
> also have the 7.04 version listed at Softpedia but I downloaded it
> back when it was still listed at SysInternals.


I have version 7.04 that I downloaded from the Sysinternals site years
ago.

I assume it's the OS or some other component that's programmed to know
about Filemon and Regmon and display the message, not Filemon in of
itself. Maybe it's one of those "Application compatibility" updates.

Are you claiming that you can successfully run Filemon in Vista?
 
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Dominic Payer
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      08-29-2010
See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896642.aspx and
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb842062.aspx


On 29/08/2010 07:35, Nil wrote:
> On 29 Aug 2010, VanguardLH<> wrote in
> microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:
>
>> Actually that means FileMon *did* run. Otherwise, it couldn't
>> spew out a message telling you about Process Monitor.

>
> It ran only long enough to trigger the message and close down. RegMon
> does the same thing. Same thing happens with Windows 7. If you call
> that "running" I can only assume you're joking.
>
>> I've never seen that message, however, but then maybe it was a
>> one-time message, much like the one-time message on first load to
>> accept their terms and thereafter you don't see this message
>> again.

>
> No, it happens every time.
>
>> I'm not sure how Filemon would even know about software that was
>> released later. Pulling my leg, are you?

>
> Why would I do that? Are you accusing me of lying?
>
>> I thought Filemon went dead in 2006. The datestamp at Softpedia
>> is in 2007, so maybe the wrapper around that copy of Filemon gives
>> you the warning. From where did you get the copy of Filemon that
>> you says knows about ProcMon (that didn't exist until later)? I
>> also have the 7.04 version listed at Softpedia but I downloaded it
>> back when it was still listed at SysInternals.

>
> I have version 7.04 that I downloaded from the Sysinternals site years
> ago.
>
> I assume it's the OS or some other component that's programmed to know
> about Filemon and Regmon and display the message, not Filemon in of
> itself. Maybe it's one of those "Application compatibility" updates.
>
> Are you claiming that you can successfully run Filemon in Vista?

 
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