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    Phantom Folder on Desktop

    My Win7 computer crashed during the night and when I restarted it I found a new "folder" icon on the desktop.
    --It has no name.
    --Double clicking it does nothing.
    --Right click shows Cut, Create shortcut, Delete (no properties).
    --Nothing happens if I choose Cut or Create shortcut.
    --If I choose Delete, it asks me if I want to "delete these icons from your desktop?" "To restore it later, go to Control Panel."
    --There is nothing I can find in my Users Desktop or Public Desktop folders to correspond to it.
    --Nothing shows up in either place with a DOS dir.

    Anyone seen anything like this before?
    Graham Smith
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    davidhk
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    Suggestion :

    Do a system restore.
    Pick a date BEFORE the crash as your restore point.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...m-restore.html
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-07-06 at 19:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Do a system restore. Pick a date BEFORE the crash as your restore point.
    Well, that would certainly get rid of it, but I'd like to know what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmith-plm View Post
    Well, that would certainly get rid of it, but I'd like to know what it is.
    I probably wouldn't know what it is.
    However, if you post a screenshot of that "folder" icon, someone may know.

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    It's just a normal folder icon with no name.
    Graham Smith
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    Maybe your file system has become corrupted and "thinks" there is a folder there.
    Try running chkdsk. Maybe that will help.

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    Download BlueScreenView and the Memory Dump analysis may give a clue to how it came to be created.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    No doubt satrow will help you make sense of that.

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    There's no minidump file.
    Graham Smith
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