Download folder help!

April 8, 2010 at 00:10:42
Specs: Windows XP
Hi..I have earlier posted this problem but i seemed to post it on Win 98 by mistake. I got a solution, but i still dont know whats causing the problem

I have been using the utorrent software very well for almost a year now and i never had any problems.
however, 2 days ago, when i wanted to download the rest of the series season, i got an error that there is not enough space on the folder. The folder is empty, but properties show there are 15 files.I changed the destination folder into another drive and i can download.. but why is it not showing the files? i am pretty sure i cut n pasted it on a CD? Any suggestions?


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#1
April 8, 2010 at 06:11:47
Some files are 'hidden' files (typically system files) that the programmer does not want accidentally deleted. To see these files you need to go into folder properties and select 'show hidden files'. If you are more comfortable with these files protected in this way, just unselect later when you are finished.

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#2
April 8, 2010 at 06:46:24
I already checked, and nothing seems to be hidden. I thought of that too, but i have downloaded 100s of movies and series and never had a problem such as this. I am pretty sure its not a hide-related issue. Also its not a virus cause i already scanned the folder, and it says 15 objects scanned with no threats detected!

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#3
April 8, 2010 at 20:34:35
Note that no antivirus program is 100% effective 100% of the time. If you scanned with only one program (even 'only' two), there is no guaranty that something is not there. Try downloading a quality free one and rescan to be sure.

Note also that under folder options that you also have a separate 'show system files' box as well as the 'show hidden files' box. Did you try that to see what is there?


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#4
April 10, 2010 at 13:17:21
Yeah it showed some system files, but hardly of any size. I will try to do what you suggested maybe that might work.

Thanks


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#5
April 10, 2010 at 13:33:51
There's no harm leaving "show hidden files" ticked, unless you are likely to go around deleting system files - I hope not LOL.

Have you also unticked, for the purposes of this excercise ONLY, "hide protected system files"? You have to go against the MS recommendation. I would tick this one back once you have finished otherwise all sorts of extra files pop up in folders, which are not normally necessary to view, can be confusing, and should not be deleted.


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#6
April 10, 2010 at 13:54:33
Yes I have ticked for the purpose of this exercise "hide protected system files" and I have also ticked "Show hidden files" as well, and the files that were hidden are not 15 in total. I think this thing is bugged or something cause there's this confusion is few other folders.

Btw I Lmao at Whats the time xD


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#7
April 10, 2010 at 14:20:01
Yeah, ancient humor can still be funny!

The only thing I can suggest is that you download a Linux Live CD, such as Puppy Linux. You burn the "image" to a CD, set your CD drive ahead of the C drive and in BIOS then boot with it in the drive.

This runs Linux from the CD without Windows or even your HD being involved. However you can "access" your HD and nothing should be hidden from you. You can then make your deletions, shut down, pull out the CD and you are back to WIndows but without those files. I've nipped out locked files that way before now. Careful what you delete tho LOL

Note that everything is single click in Linux. Live CD's can be great for getting stuff off your HD to a flash drive (or whatever) too, if ever Windows software gets screwed up.


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#8
April 10, 2010 at 14:27:29
Yeah I think that's the best thing to do right now. Thanks Derek and Fingers for your help! So appreciated :D

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