Odd search results

October 26, 2010 at 00:19:57
Specs: Windows XP
When I search a particular drive for files containing "mp3" it returns all mp3s in the folders on the drive but also a list of mp3 files in a folder called "audio" with no drive letter associated with it. There is no folder called "audio" on the drive. I had previouslyt moved these files from this drive to another and they are no longer on this drive. I cannot delete the files and when I look at the properties of any of the files it suggests they are zipped files.
Any suggestions?

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October 26, 2010 at 05:09:38
If you expand the path settings you may find the files are in a download folder or even in the recycle bin.

Download and run Ccleaner Slim to clear all the trash and temp files. Get it a the link below.


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October 26, 2010 at 05:33:26
Thanks for the response I downloaded and ran Ccleaner but the files are still there.

How can I expand the path settings? Under the "In Folder" column is just shows "audio".

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October 26, 2010 at 05:53:28
I am not running WinXP at the present time but the process is to show the full path in the address box. You can change the setting by using folder options. Use any folder and browse the folder settings. I suggest you untick the bullet to hide file extensions for common file types. There is a setting to show the full path. Once you have made the changes there is an option to apply to all folders.

After that is done the full path for any search should show. That way you will know where Windows is finding the listings. If I have forgotten any steps or you can't find those settings just use the help function to learn how to change the default settings.

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