Delete large file - lose whole folder and other files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by kanton01, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. kanton01

    kanton01 Guest

    The following problem has occured while deleting large files
    (150MB-600MB), in two seperate folders (one the "user/Downloads" folder
    and one that I created under "user/".

    I delete a large file and ALL the files AND subfolders in the folder
    disappear!!!. Really!! I click on a file that I did not delete and I get
    a message (something like) that the file system cannot access the file
    because it is not there. Then the screen refreshes and all my files and
    subfolders are gone!!! EMPTY!!! In the case of the folder under "user"
    that I created, that folder (that contained the file I deleted)
    disappeared as well.

    In the process I usually also lose about 5-10GBs of disk space that is
    unaccounted for.

    Please help. It is the 3rd time it happened and now I really lost the
    files.

    How can I make VISTA stop this???
     
    kanton01, Apr 1, 2008
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  2. kanton01

    Bob Guest

    What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed? There
    are some that cause problems.
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    Bob, Apr 1, 2008
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  3. kanton01

    kanton01 Guest

    I have the McAfee VirusScan and Firewall installed.


     
    kanton01, Apr 2, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    McAfee is known to cause problems in Vista. Sometimes they don’t show up
    immediately.
    Replace McAfee with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    Defender. Disabling McAfee is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    it.
    McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/McAfee-Consumer-Product-Removal-Tool.shtml
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    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

     
    Bob, Apr 2, 2008
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