|Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 11:59 am: |
After reading the thread on Deleting Temp Files. I looked around my hard drive and found a folder called "PROGRAM"
In this folder is another folder called "..$"
In this folder is a folder called "PROGRAM" and in this folder is a folder called "..$"...and...
This goes on endlessly.
I cannot delete or rename any of these and if I mark them as "read only" or "archive" it does not stay that way...
I suspect a virus, but F-Secure cannot delete ot open the file.
Any ideas what it is?
Somehting else weird,(i before e except?)...Try typing "..$" into Google for a search.....
|Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 7:59 pm: |
Wish I could give an answer for you on this but I'm really not sure. It does remind me of a very strange folder on my harddrive awhile back with win95. It reported really oddball years for "created" in properties and 0 space. I couldn't delete it. Until... I found out it was created from an error during installation. I learned that doing a scandisk and letting it automatically repair any problems allowed me to delete it. I'm not saying it's the same in your case. Have you tried deleting in DOS?
|Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 10:14 am: |
Actualy, it is Win95 and I ahave attempted in DOS and have repaired with Scan Disk...
This file may have been there for years and I just never saw it...There are sooooo many of these files which I never look at...Is there a list somewhere that tells you specifically what every folder/file name in a certain operating system should indicate?..SOMEONE must know???