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Hi,

All of the files that I have deleted over the last 4 weeks have reappeared, no matter what kind of file. Are you saying that I should uninstall the reader ??

Video files are opened using VLC media player.

I note that the problem only occurs with files from Drive C, files deleted from drive F (another fixed drive) delete OK and stay deleted.

I will try moving some files from C to F and then deleting them, to see what happens with the drive C files.

Also I noticed a little while ago that the drive C icon now has a "Microsoft flag" superimposed upon it.
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Hi,
I moved some files from drice C to drive F.
The files disappeared from drive C and appeared in drive F
I deleted them from drive F
When I rebooted they had reappeared in drive C but not in drive F
Is there some way of replacing the Windows file or running a repair ??
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It sounds like your default directory for those type of files is on the C drive.
Check your VLC options to see where the default directory is and also when you download something does it download to the C drive by default?
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Hi,

Originally the default was drive C, but after the problems I changed it to drive F
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For which VLC or your download folder?
Did you change it in the browser options also?
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Only in the VLC program itself
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You need to change the location of the download folder or where ever you download files to so that it goes to the other drive by default and not the C drive.
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OK have changed it to drive F
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That hopefully will keep those files from replicating on the C drive now.
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Fingers crossed !!
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Hi,
The files are back again.
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Did you play a video, movie or music and are any of the files that are back those files that you played?
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No, have only deleted files from this folder
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Seems that the target or path are still pointing the C drive. Have you right clicked on the icon and checked that.
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Hello
Yes the icon was pointing to drive C, I have changed that and also deleted the files on both C and F (it automaticly copied them across)
We will see what tomorrow brings

In the meantime I have been running Malwarebytes, it has found about 125 problems that I have quarantined.

The computer runs slow from time to time and Windows Explorer some times hangs up. I note that my restore points have disappeared, only two from 04/03/2014 and 06/03/2014 remain

I have been so engrossed in the file delete problems that I did not think to check elsewhere.

It looks as if my problems are more involved that I first thought.

I have also been going through my program files deleting redundant programs.
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