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by: DebbieA October 31, 2003 2:44 PM PST

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Can't open folder

by DebbieA - 10/31/03 2:44 PM

I have a folder which a large number of files in it (mostly doc. files) which I cannot open since yesterday. When I attempt to open it I find that all it contains is another identical folder (with the same exact properties as the folder it is contained in). And when I try to open that file the very same thing happens and this to goes on indefinitely, like a box within a box within a box puzzle. But I can never access the contents of any of these duplicate files.

When I look at an expanded view of this file I now have a string of 11 of these files one below the next, with the last file having a + by it. So it appears that this could go on indefinitely. And I am unable to delete any of these files, even the original file I get the message Cannot delete 1919B1~.HTM: cannot find the specified file.

And yet when I check properties on any one of these duplicate folders it indicates that the folder size is 16.7 MB and that it contains 500 files.

I was burning a copy of this and other folders yesterday, and that is when this must have somehow occurred. (I have the very same problem with the copy of the file I burned.) But I have no problem with any of the other folders I burned.

I used the file restore system utility and went back a few days in time, but I still have the problem with this file. I just cannot figure out what to do to be able to access this folder again.

Windows XP, Athlon XP 2200, 512 MB mem, 70 GB free

Thanks, Debbie

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