Folder Anomaly...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RASelkirk, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    Here in this pic, I have created a new folder in which to add the files in the 7Z archive. This box popped up when I renamed the folder.

    Whenever I create, rename, or move a folder, I get this "Item Not Found" dialog box. Doesn't matter which button I click and it doesn't affect whichever operation I was doing. Almost seems like Win7 is too fast for the operation at hand. Anyone else experiencing this?

    Thanks!

    Russ
     

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  2. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    To solve, follow these steps:
    1. Open up a command prompt (run cmd.exe from the Start Menu).
    2. Navigate to the folder that the object resides in.
    3. Run "dir /a /x /p" to display the contents of the folder, including hidden files (/a) and 8.3 filenames (/x).
    4. Find the 8.3 filename of the object to the left of the regular, long filename.
    5. Run "ren <8.3 name>" to rename the object, "del <8.3 name>" to delete it if it's a file and "rd /s <8.3 name>" to delete it if it's a folder.
    Note: If renaming to a long filename, make sure to enclose the long filename in quotations. If that fails, temporarily rename it to an 8.3 name and then rename it to what you want outside of the command prompt.
     
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  3. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Not practical, this happens literally every time I do a file/folder operation. As stated, it does not affect anything, just a bit more Win7 "strangeness" that I'm having to deal with. o_O

    So, is this pretty rare? So far, my transition from XP to Win7 has been less than a pleasant experience... :(

    Russ
     
  4. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    Well I have never seen such an issue in Windows 7 and it's much more robust than XP. This can be due to registry errors. I would recommend using some kinda free registry scan/fix program like Advanced System Care. Wishing you a happy Windows 7 experience.

    Deleting the following registry keys, and rebooting will solve the problem for you:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}\PropertyBag]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}\PropertyBag]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}\PropertyBag]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}\PropertyBag]
     
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  5. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Hmmm, I backed up this "folder descriptions" section, then looked at each of these keys before deleting them. Oddly, all of these keys were empty, but this seems to have fixed the problem. :biggrin: How would you know this? :eek: I'll try and post back in a few days...

    Thanks!

    Russ
     
  6. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    I guess I was snake-bit from the jump. I have a 3 mo old Win7x64 Toshiba laptop and have had more bluescreens in that time than I'd had in XP since it's inception. The WLAN driver keeps barfing and the touchpad randomly decides to malfunction, both requiring a reboot to fix. On top of that, "sleep" is completely out of the question, yup, a bluescreen on wake up! :mad: The search function completely blows, but I do like the interface more and more each day...

    Russ
     
  7. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    Well blue screen of death is due to some kinda driver issue. Probably you can post your problem and we can fix it out for ya. I knew above mentioned issue to due my experience as system/network administration. I'll be happy to help you out to have best Microsoft experience.
     
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    Thanks! I won't be home for a few days, but will post back when I get there...

    Russ