New folder keeps appearing in Vista

kingsam

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Just took my sony viao laptop back to factory settings,and everythings fine,apart from a New folder(nothing in it)keeps appearing on the desktop every day or so.Any ideas??
 

Perris Calderon

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Just took my sony viao laptop back to factory settings,and everythings fine,apart from a New folder(nothing in it)keeps appearing on the desktop every day or so.Any ideas??
name of the folder?

check for viruses lately?
 

Mizzle

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Is it thinkable you've got a task set up to create that folder every day?
 

Mizzle

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Yep :)

We're anxiously awaiting the name of the folder :)
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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Does it only happen when you boot the computer, or can you have it up and running for days, and each day or so a "New Folder" will be created?

What about Mizzle's question about checking your scheduled tasks? I'm sure you didn't intentionally schedule such a task but it's worth looking if there's one set for some reason.
 

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The folder is named....New folder
you need to see if there's anything hidden in the folder, hit organize, folder options, views then allow all hidden files, make sure you hit apply, then reopen the folder and see if anything is in there
 

Mizzle

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Check out this thread
http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=903144

Some guy found out a Bluetooth service was doing it on his computer. Make sure you don't have any applications set to create that folder when receiving files or downloading files - i.e. I've got a firefox extension called DownThemAll, and that's set to create a new folder every time I download any files using this extension.
 

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