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
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  4. Shadow copies are not complete files in themselves. They are just the
    difference from the previous version.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Oct 4, 2007
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