deleted files still showing under Search:

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Adam, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I have some .mpg files I deleted, then I Emptied the Recycle Bin. However
    days later, when I did a Search:, the files showed up. I am unable to open
    the file (get a "Windows Media Player encountered a problem" error, and I am
    unable to delete it again (get a "name of the" file does not exist. The file
    or folder may have been moved or deleted" message). How do I permanently get
    rid of a file?
    Adam, Oct 4, 2007
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  2. Adam

    K111 Guest

    Your Indexing may be stopped or other problems.

    Type Indexing in the Start/search chose Indexing Options it will tell you
    status. You can choose Advanced and then Rebuild Index to re-run it. This
    will take some time especially if you are using the computer for other things.
    K111, Oct 4, 2007
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  3. Adam

    John Barnes Guest

    Look at where the files are located. They are probably shadow copies which
    you could use for recovery if needed.
    John Barnes, Oct 4, 2007
  4. Shadow copies are not complete files in themselves. They are just the
    difference from the previous version.

    Synapse Syndrome, Oct 4, 2007
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