Deleted files do not dissappear from folder

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  1. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    Hi there.

    I have a strange problem that I've noticed two days ago. When I delete files or file, and it doesn't matter what kind of file, the files do get deleted, however, I still see them in the folder as if they are not deleted. I have to press F5 to refresh the folder in order to update the view.

    What gives?


    Thanks,

    Gil.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello Gil,

    That is very strange and this really isn't a fix, but click the back button to go back to the directory you deleted the file from, then go back again ans see if it's still there.

    Also, empty your recycle Bin, delete the file and dsee if it shows up there.
     
  3. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    the strange thing doesn't happen all the time.

    I tried what you suggested but now it's ok. But it happened before and it will happen again.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Just let us know, we'll try to figure out something.
     
  5. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    I deleted an item and it was deleted but visually is still there and then I went out of that directory and came back again and it was gone. But there is an addition.... I randomly get a message from windows saying that I do not have a permission to do what ever and that I need an administrator permission. Now, I only want to copy a file over some location so why do I get this message?
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Try going to Start > Conrail panel > User Accounts and set the slider to Click Change User Account settings and place the slider to the 3rd or 4th setting.
     
  7. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Any success?
     
  8. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    no. the user account setting is at level 4 already
     
  9. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Does the file show up in the Recycle Bin immediately?
     
  10. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    yes it does
     
  11. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I'm really at a loss

    When you empty the recyle bin is it gone:

    Do you have one or more partitions or two hard drives on your PC?
     
  12. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    I have two physical drives. The first one is divided to C:\(Windows) and E:\(work & Games -> my documents, my pictures, downloads)
    and the second one is D:\(Music & Videos -> my music, my videos)

    When I empty the recycle been the files are gone, visually for sure.

    The problem happens mostly on drive E: in the picture folder.
     
  13. AnthonyR

    AnthonyR New Member

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    I have the same problem and it only started when I installed the Windows 7 that I received in the mail, not with any beta or RC versions I downloaded from online.
     
  14. Jordon Lowndes

    Jordon Lowndes New Member

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    The problem just started happening with me today. It's been doing this since Windows had one of those Automatic Upgrades. I don't know if it's related, though--
     
  15. CommonTater

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    You may want to try this registry tweak...

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update
    "UpdateMode"=dword:00000000 ... set it to 1 for fast updates.
     

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