Why deleted files keep coming back

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by peter, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    Hi,

    I deleted some files on Windows Server 2003 and empty the recycle bin.
    However, when I restart the system, those files come back. I have tried it
    many many times and I am a admin of the system.

    Thanks a lot

    Pengyu
     
    peter, Aug 5, 2006
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    You may need to kill the process that's creating them.

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    :
    | Hi,
    |
    | I deleted some files on Windows Server 2003 and empty the recycle bin.
    | However, when I restart the system, those files come back. I have tried it
    | many many times and I am a admin of the system.
    |
    | Thanks a lot
    |
    | Pengyu
     
    Dave Patrick, Aug 5, 2006
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  3. peter

    Robert Moir Guest

    Lets pretend just for a moment that no-one here can actually see your
    screen, and talk a little more about what these files are and where you
    found them.

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    Rob Moir, Microsoft MVP for Security
    Blog Site - http://www.robertmoir.com
    Virtual PC 2004 FAQ -
    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/VirtualPC2004FAQ.html
    I'm always surprised at "professionals" who STILL have to be asked:
    "Have you checked (event viewer / syslog)".
     
    Robert Moir, Aug 5, 2006
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  4. peter

    peter Guest

    Those files were created by Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, ...
     
    peter, Aug 5, 2006
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  5. peter

    peter Guest

    Let me clarify one things. Those files, which I tried to delete, do not come
    with the Windows Server 2003. They were created by many applications, for
    example, Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Paint, and so on.

    Any ideas what's going? Thanks a lot,

    Pengyu
     
    peter, Aug 5, 2006
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  6. peter

    Dave Patrick Guest

    You'll probably want to gather some facts of the issue such as;

    Where are the files being restored to?
    a The original location?
    b The recycle bin?
    If you delete the files and leave them in the recycle bin do you get the
    same effect?
    Are the date/time stamps the same as the deleted files?
    Who uses these files?
    a Local users?
    b Network users?


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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    :
    | Let me clarify one things. Those files, which I tried to delete, do not
    come
    | with the Windows Server 2003. They were created by many applications, for
    | example, Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Paint, and so on.
    |
    | Any ideas what's going? Thanks a lot,
    |
    | Pengyu
    |
    | "Robert Moir" wrote:
    |
    | > peter wrote:
    | > > Hi,
    | > >
    | > > I deleted some files on Windows Server 2003 and empty the recycle bin.
    | > > However, when I restart the system, those files come back. I have
    | > > tried it many many times and I am a admin of the system.
    | > >
    | >
    | > Lets pretend just for a moment that no-one here can actually see your
    | > screen, and talk a little more about what these files are and where you
    | > found them.
    | >
    | > --
    | > --
    | > Rob Moir, Microsoft MVP for Security
    | > Blog Site - http://www.robertmoir.com
    | > Virtual PC 2004 FAQ -
    | > http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/VirtualPC2004FAQ.html
    | > I'm always surprised at "professionals" who STILL have to be asked:
    | > "Have you checked (event viewer / syslog)".
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    Dave Patrick, Aug 5, 2006
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  7. peter

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Still leaves us clueless.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    :
    | Those files were created by Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, ...
     
    Dave Patrick, Aug 5, 2006
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