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Old 04-02-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-03-2014, 12:06 AM   #4
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Do you have Shadow Copies enabled on your Windows install?
 
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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.
 
Old 04-15-2014, 01:41 AM   #6
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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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