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Removable Drive Opens My Documents


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Gerry Giraffe

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Whenever I click a removable drive on my Rock laptop (running XP Home SP2), it opens MY DOCUMENTS instead of the drive contents. If I right click, the first two options are gobbledygook. The issue happens only on the removable media - flash and portable HD - and not on the fixed drives.

Is there a way to solve this problem? I've searched endlessly with no joy. I can still open the drives using Explorer but it's an annoyance nonetheless.

I'm presuming that the problem was caused by malware but AVG and Spybot are now coming up all clear.
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anzenketh

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Hello Gerry Giraffe

Gobbledygook is never a good thing. This does have a possibility of being just registry corruption. However sence it does also have a possiblity of being malware and system restore could hinder the malware folks on checking for malware.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

In the mean time I will look into what to do besides system restore to fix this issue.
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