Locations that don't exist

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Tim W, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Tim W

    Tim W Guest

    I am looking at the laptop of a neighbour who has got in a muddle. He takes
    photographs and has jpegs just everywhere on his hard drive, many duplicates
    in different places, many different files with the same names in different
    places, loads of folders called New Folder everywhere... I said I would try
    to sort it out for him

    The first thing I did was to search Computer for *.jp* to try to locate all
    the jpg/jpegs on the whole system. About 4000 found. The wierd thing is some
    of those 4000 hits don't seem to exist. If you try to open the file it's not
    available, open the location and it isn't available, navigate down the tree
    from C: and the folder isn't there. So I refresh the search and there are
    the files in the location which isn't there again.

    Is this normal with Windows Vista? I stopped upgrading my own pc at XP.
    What' might be going on?


    Tim W
    Tim W, Nov 8, 2011
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    Tim W Guest

    Never mind. Seems I had to rebuild the index.
    Nobody uses this operating system any more?

    Tim W
    Tim W, Nov 9, 2011
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  3. Tim W

    Tim W Guest

    Because I can see why.

    Indexing - What a **** up!

    At least it is on this system. everywhere you look there are files that are
    there but you can't see, that you can find but aren't there, files which
    look like files but turn out to be empty folders, folder names which change
    themselves when you open them, sheesh!

    Tim W
    Tim W, Nov 9, 2011
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    Jolly polly Guest

    how about posting the path to some of these folders?
    Jolly polly, Nov 9, 2011
  5. Tim W

    Tim W Guest

    Would that be interesting or fun?
    Tim W, Nov 10, 2011
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    Torun_Comp Guest

    Sounds like my friends computer :)

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    Torun_Comp, Dec 2, 2011
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