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  1. Posts : 26,929
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       #21

    OK. There goes one idea

    And how do you use this folders? Any searching involved?
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  2. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #22

    @Milton
    Hi again. I share the same feeling as everyone else. I never encountered or heard of such behavior, nor can I figure out what changed in my habits to induce such a thing.

    I have not tried running sfc/scannow, and you guessed right, I will not mind!

    I must go to sleep now, I will start the process when I wake up and post the result here asap.

    I would like to thank you all for trying to figure out what is happening, especially since there are no real pointers to it.

    Umaro
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #23

    @AndreTen

    No searching involved, I almost never use the search tool of Windows, since I know where each folder is.

    The easiest folder to describe is the one for TV shows. Folders' names will have the last episode I watched plus some notation, e.g. this folder contains old files (for recap and/or to be deleted for space); this folder contains files not watched yet; I am keeping a copy of this TV show or few episodes on an external HDD (because I plan on re watching it/them again, so do not delete old files but know at a glance how the storage is used).
    There is a sub folder for TV shows that are currently ongoing, a sub folder for shows pending, one for shows I finished (or at least there was all that).
    Now other empty folders have disappeared from other categories, but at least you get an idea of one system I have been using.

    When I watch something, it is easy to just rename a folder by slowly double clicking on it and changing a number (this is why the need to automate the process was never high. Still, I wanted to learn how to do it and I am doing it).

    I am out, till tomorrow.
    Umaro
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  4. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Hi,

    Following Milton suggestion
    (and this guide https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-695b60477a93)

    (My MS Windows 10 is not in English so I am roughly translating the results)

    sfc /scannow
    Windows did not find any integrity violations

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    No damage to components has been detected

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    No damage to components has been detected

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Operation was a success

    I am happy and sad at the same time ^^
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  5. Posts : 26,929
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #25

    Umaro said:
    @AndreTen

    No searching involved, I almost never use the search tool of Windows, since I know where each folder is.

    The easiest folder to describe is the one for TV shows. Folders' names will have the last episode I watched plus some notation, e.g. this folder contains old files (for recap and/or to be deleted for space); this folder contains files not watched yet; I am keeping a copy of this TV show or few episodes on an external HDD (because I plan on re watching it/them again, so do not delete old files but know at a glance how the storage is used).
    There is a sub folder for TV shows that are currently ongoing, a sub folder for shows pending, one for shows I finished (or at least there was all that).
    Now other empty folders have disappeared from other categories, but at least you get an idea of one system I have been using.

    When I watch something, it is easy to just rename a folder by slowly double clicking on it and changing a number (this is why the need to automate the process was never high. Still, I wanted to learn how to do it and I am doing it).

    I am out, till tomorrow.
    Umaro
    Ok, some suggestions, as I still have no idea what's going on.

    open Event viewer (click Start and type "Event - it will show in results) and check for any errors in the time problem occurred. The best time for check would be right after you notice some problems again.

    Is your drive formated as NTFS? should be, but we don't know. While you're at it, check for errors on the drive (tools / check for errors)
    Empty folders disappearing-image.png
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  6. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #26

    Drive is formatted as NTFS.

    Windows' tool for checking errors did not detect anything.

    I need some time to go through the logs
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  7. Posts : 22
    W10, Ubuntu
       #27

    I'd try recreating your file structure in a totally different disk location. The problem is not global therefore if it follows you...well you're the problem! OK something you do or a program you're using is the problem.
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  8. Posts : 26,929
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #28

    Umaro said:
    Drive is formatted as NTFS.

    Windows' tool for checking errors did not detect anything.

    I need some time to go through the logs
    Umaro, I have a question. Not pushing anything, since I'm aware that you're used to what, and how you do it...

    Why don't you make your series schedule / notes /etc.. in a spreadsheet like Excel?

    You can go with free version like LibreOffice. You could also attach pictures to your shows etc. Make a thread and users here will help you. And there are some applications made for this.
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  9. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #29

    Hi Andre Ten, I was just wondering if it is possible for Windows Defender or another antivirus program to do this, or
    do they just place files in quarantine.
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  10. Posts : 26,929
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #30

    ethel said:
    Hi Andre Ten, I was just wondering if it is possible for Windows Defender or another antivirus program to do this, or
    do they just place files in quarantine.
    Should be in Defender's history. Don't know why would WD delete empty folders.
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