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StevenXL 04-02-2014 03:28 PM

Magical Folder Returns after "rm -rf"
 
Hi guys,

I'm getting a very weird behavior whereby I delete a folder, and then when I reboot the computer, the folder is back again.

At first I couldn't delete it at all (even with sudo rm -rf).

When I logged back in as root, I was able to delete the folder. Then I restarted the computer and the folder is back.

Any idea what could be causing this? It's really weird.

smallpond 04-02-2014 03:45 PM

Certain folders like /tmp and /dev are created by the system during boot. Others may be created by specific processes. What was the folder that you removed?

Are you doing a clean shutdown? Powering off and back on may lose some changes which were not saved to disk.

StevenXL 04-02-2014 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallpond (Post 5145499)
Certain folders like /tmp and /dev are created by the system during boot. Others may be created by specific processes. What was the folder that you removed?

Are you doing a clean shutdown? Powering off and back on may lose some changes which were not saved to disk.

It's not any of those folders. It's a folder on my NTFS partition (for Windows). I did do a clean shutdown.

ReaperX7 04-03-2014 12:06 AM

Do you have Shadow Copies enabled on your Windows install?

StevenXL 04-03-2014 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReaperX7 (Post 5145701)
Do you have Shadow Copies enabled on your Windows install?

I have no idea what that is, so it could be enabled without my knowledge. I will look more into it and report back.

StevenXL 04-15-2014 01:41 AM

Unfortunately guys - we will never get to the bottom of this.

I bought an SSD drive and replaced the old drive. Goodbye to that?!


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