cannot get rid of folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Serve Laurijssen, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. 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
     
    Serve Laurijssen, Aug 28, 2010
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  2. Serve Laurijssen

    Guest Guest

    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
     
    Guest, Aug 28, 2010
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    Bigguy Guest

    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
     
    Bigguy, Aug 28, 2010
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  4. Serve Laurijssen

    VanguardLH Guest

    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.
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 28, 2010
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  5. Serve Laurijssen

    Guest Guest

    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 They have been
    replaced by Process Monitor on versions of Windows starting with Windows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/sysinternals/bb896642.aspx



    ProcessMon

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/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.
     
    Guest, Aug 29, 2010
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  6. Serve Laurijssen

    Guest Guest

    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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    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
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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/sysinternals/bb896642.aspx
    >>
    >> ProcessMon
    >>
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/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/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/Filemon.shtml
     
    Guest, Aug 29, 2010
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  7. Serve Laurijssen

    Nil Guest

    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/Programming/Other-Programming-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.
     
    Nil, Aug 29, 2010
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  8. Serve Laurijssen

    VanguardLH Guest

    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/Programming/Other-Programming-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.
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 29, 2010
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  9. Serve Laurijssen

    Nil Guest

    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?
     
    Nil, Aug 29, 2010
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  10. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896642.aspx and
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/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?
     
    Dominic Payer, Aug 29, 2010
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  11. Serve Laurijssen

    Tom Ponta Guest

    I was reading this thread and decided to try FileMon on My Vista system. I
    get the same pop-up he mentioned.

    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
    news:i5cqsf$v4b$...
    > 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/Programming/Other-Programming-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.
     
    Tom Ponta, Aug 29, 2010
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  12. Serve Laurijssen

    VanguardLH Guest

    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?


    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432182(VS.85).aspx

    Well, crap. Guess it depends on when you install the programs and when
    Microsoft updated the database and, if in a domain, what .sdb got
    deployed to your host via GPO.

    The Vista host that I get to use is 14 miles away at my partner's office
    and I won't be getting back there until later this week (and I won't be
    spending time on this). I was wondering how the hell you could see a
    prompt about incompatability if the prompt was from a program
    complaining about something that didn't even exist when it got compiled.

    "I have to wonder if this isn't some stupidty that crept in due to
    Microsoft's influence." I was right. Microsoft acquired SysInternals
    and then mucked it up.
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 30, 2010
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  13. Serve Laurijssen

    Nil Guest

    On 29 Aug 2010, "Tom Ponta" <> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

    > I was reading this thread and decided to try FileMon on My Vista
    > system. I get the same pop-up he mentioned.


    I found that you CAN run FileMon and RegMon in Vista if you take these
    two measures:

    - Set the program or shortcut's properties to run the program in XP
    Compatibility mode, and

    - Use the Run As Adminstrator option to start the program (that might
    only be required for FileMon.)

    Done this way, you don't get the "Go download Process Monitor, you
    nitwit" pop-up message.
     
    Nil, Aug 31, 2010
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  14. It's just a folder I copied from a CD.

    CamillaMusic

    So no hints there :)


    "Bigguy" <bigguy@under_radar.com> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    > 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
    >
     
    Serve Laurijssen, Sep 2, 2010
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