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Endlessly Duplicating Folder?

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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.....
V (Vera)
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???

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