[win2kforum] Re: I have a very serious problem with multplying files

Good answer... My first idea was thinking about something abnormal, like 
virus....
But... I did not know that this could happen....
Try creating a wade user, and see if wade's profile appears on both 
directories.

good luck...
Mauro - Mendoza - Argentina

>From: drew@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>Reply-To: win2kforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: win2kforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [win2kforum] Re: I have a very serious problem with multplying 
>files
>Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 20:56:06 -0500
>
>It looks to me as though something has instructed Windows to display MS-DOS
>filenames (or you were using the command interpreter for parts of this).
>
>The way that windows handles file compatibility with legacy 8.3 systems is 
>by
>truncating files to their 8.3 equivalent. It does this by taking the first 
>six
>characters that file name (in this case a folder), and then appending ~X to 
>it,
>where X is the next number in sequence, starting at 1.
>
>Thus, DOCUME~1 is the same as "Documents and Settings". ADMINI~1 is the 
>same as
>"Administrator". Those aren't actually different folders, they're the same 
>one.
>They are just two different methods of accessing the same file structure.
>
>The reason that the files are protected (and you thus cannot delete them) 
>is
>because you are currently using them! Assuming "Administrator" is the only
>account on the system (and by your directory hierarchy that you displayed, 
>it
>is), all of your profile settings are stored as "Documents and
>Settings\Administrator" - or otherwise known as DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1. They 
>aren't
>taking up twice the file space, nor are they excess files. Windows is just
>displaying the Long File Path as well as the Short File Path - while not
>necessary, it's not a problem at all, and I wouldn't worry about it.
>
>Andrew
>
>Quoting Wade <wade@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> >
> > 09222004 1256
> >
> > I just discovered, quite by chance, a very serious problem with my file
> > system.
> >
> > Let me write it out:
> >
> > My Computer
> >     cabs
> >     Documents and Settings
> >     I386
> >     j2skd1.4.1_03
> >     Multimedia Files
> >     My Documents
> >     OEMDRVRS
> >     Program Files
> >     Winnt
> >     DOCUME~1
> >
> > Its the last file that is giving me trouble
> >
> > Documents and Settings
> >     Administrator
> >     All Users
> >     Default User
> >
> > DOCUME~1
> >     Administrator
> >     All Users
> >     Default User
> >     ADMINI~1
> >
> > Ok. DOCUME~1 has copied everything under Documents and Settings and, it 
>has
> > added a ADMINI~1 to it. ADMINI`1 copies everything in Administrator.
> > Everything!!!!
> >
> > My hard drive now apparently has lost almost HALF of its space do to 
>this
> > massive copying. I have ran my virus protection program. I have tried
> > deleting files. Nothing works. I can delete most of these files because 
>they
> > are PROTECTED!!! You cant even get around using the command line. Some 
>of
> > these files just done show up on it at all.
> >
> > My question is this: can I save what I have or do I wipe it clean and
> > reinstall everything?
> >
> > Wade
> >
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