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    Question persistent reappearing empty folder

    Hi All

    Strange one this. A while ago I ripped a bought cd to a folder on my home machine desktop called "c" - Windows must really love it because even though I have "shift + delete" deleted it it keeps coming back after a reboot or if I hibernate. I am running windows XP Pro SP 2. It is not on a domain. The contents of the folder were moved to a removable storage device.

    If I look at its properties it's half read only.

    I have tried to use the attrib command in command line to shift its semi-read-only status but to no avail.

    Anyone shed any light on this?

    The folder has never been a shared folder and the NTFS permissions look OK. It actually deletes as well.
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    Nick
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    What application did you use to rip the CD? And within the application if you navigate to File > Open does it open in your folder still?

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    It was WMP11 and no, it opens a different folder. Weird one.

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    ok

    I just thought I would delete the folder in safe mode and it wasn't there on reboot, but as soon as I opened WMP 11 it came back.

    Think I have found the cause.... just working on a fix
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    The folder in question doesn't appear in the library...
    checking registry

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    I have solved this.

    It was configured in
    tools > options > library tab > monitor folders > my folders and those of others I can access > "folder path\c" as a rip folder.

    A quick hop to tools > options > rip music > and then changing the folder for ripped music fixed it.

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    Glad you sorted it

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