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Recurring folder on desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by quset, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. quset

    quset Flightless Bird

    I am using XP SP3 with Word 2003 and have a somewhat strange issue I would
    appreciate some feedback on.
    I created a folder on my desktop that I stored items in before transferring
    them named ‘Compilation.’ After I stopped using this computer for
    transferring stuff, I deleted the folder, emptied the recycling bin, ran
    CCleaner, and disk clean up.
    For some reason that’s beyond me, thereafter everytime I have started my
    machine the folder re-appears! I have tried changing the name, but a new
    ‘Compilation’ folder still shows up.
    Any ideas as to how I can make it go away?
     
  2. 3c273

    3c273 Flightless Bird

    I would start with a registry search for the word "compilation".
    Louis

    "quset" <quset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BDB5A190-6DA6-414A-A0FA-0CD6B428FB1F@microsoft.com...
    > I am using XP SP3 with Word 2003 and have a somewhat strange issue I would
    > appreciate some feedback on.
    > I created a folder on my desktop that I stored items in before

    transferring
    > them named 'Compilation.' After I stopped using this computer for
    > transferring stuff, I deleted the folder, emptied the recycling bin, ran
    > CCleaner, and disk clean up.
    > For some reason that's beyond me, thereafter everytime I have started my
    > machine the folder re-appears! I have tried changing the name, but a new
    > 'Compilation' folder still shows up.
    > Any ideas as to how I can make it go away?
    >
     
  3. someone watching

    someone watching Flightless Bird

    "quset" <quset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BDB5A190-6DA6-414A-A0FA-0CD6B428FB1F@microsoft.com...
    > I am using XP SP3 with Word 2003 and have a somewhat strange issue I would
    > appreciate some feedback on.
    > I created a folder on my desktop that I stored items in before

    transferring
    > them named 'Compilation.' After I stopped using this computer for
    > transferring stuff, I deleted the folder, emptied the recycling bin, ran
    > CCleaner, and disk clean up.
    > For some reason that's beyond me, thereafter everytime I have started my
    > machine the folder re-appears! I have tried changing the name, but a new
    > 'Compilation' folder still shows up.
    > Any ideas as to how I can make it go away?
    >

    I don't KNOW what's causing the problem but highly suspect you set that
    folder-name in Word 2003. Upon boot, preliminary software for MS Word is
    launched, then restores a folder it expects to see (in this case
    'Compilation').

    There's a good chance using 3c273's recommendation to scan the registry may
    turn up the offending occurrence, but checking Words preferences may do the
    same.
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "quset" <quset@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:BDB5A190-6DA6-414A-A0FA-0CD6B428FB1F@microsoft.com...
    > I am using XP SP3 with Word 2003 and have a somewhat strange issue I would
    > appreciate some feedback on.
    > I created a folder on my desktop that I stored items in before
    > transferring
    > them named ‘Compilation.’ After I stopped using this computer for
    > transferring stuff, I deleted the folder, emptied the recycling bin, ran
    > CCleaner, and disk clean up.
    > For some reason that’s beyond me, thereafter everytime I have started my
    > machine the folder re-appears! I have tried changing the name, but a new
    > ‘Compilation’ folder still shows up.
    > Any ideas as to how I can make it go away?
    >


    When I read "ccleaner" then I read "registry cleaner" and I get very
    suspicious. It could well be the cause of your problem rather than being a
    solution for some problem that never existed.
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 20, 10:43 pm, "someone watching" <nos...@bogusaddress.com>
    wrote:
    > "quset" <qu...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:BDB5A190-6DA6-414A-A0FA-0CD6B428FB1F@microsoft.com...> I am using XPSP3 with Word 2003 and have a somewhat strange issue I would
    > > appreciate some feedback on.
    > > I created a folder on my desktop that I stored items in before

    > transferring
    > > them named 'Compilation.'  After I stopped using this computer for
    > > transferring stuff, I deleted the folder, emptied the recycling bin, ran
    > > CCleaner, and disk clean up.
    > > For some reason that's beyond me, thereafter everytime I have started my
    > > machine the folder re-appears!  I have tried changing the name, but anew
    > > 'Compilation' folder still shows up.
    > > Any ideas as to how I can make it go away?

    >
    > I don't KNOW what's causing the problem but highly suspect you set that
    > folder-name in Word 2003. Upon boot, preliminary software for MS Word is
    > launched, then restores a folder it expects to see (in this case
    > 'Compilation').
    >
    > There's a good chance using 3c273's recommendation to scan the registry may
    > turn up the offending occurrence, but checking Words preferences may do the
    > same.


    What is the preliminary software for MS Word that gets launched on
    boot?

    Where in MS Word would I verify the folder(s) that MS Word expects to
    see?

    I want to check mine.
     
  6. quset

    quset Flightless Bird

    3c273 / Louis ,
    to do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the regular
    search box of is there a run command that I need to use?
    TIA
     
  7. 3c273

    3c273 Flightless Bird

    Open the run box and type "regedit". Then on the "Edit" menu, select "Find".
    Louis

    "quset" <quset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BBE8C45B-F0F3-4046-AB8F-D4907B93DCAA@microsoft.com...
    > 3c273 / Louis ,
    > to do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the regular
    > search box of is there a run command that I need to use?
    > TIA
     
  8. quset

    quset Flightless Bird

    Thank you, Louis... turns out that I composed a f/u thread request at the
    same time you were answering my question.
     

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