Windows 10: Ghost folder occasionally appearing on desktop. Any ideas ? Solved

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    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       27 May 2017 #1

    Ghost folder occasionally appearing on desktop. Any ideas ?

    I occasionally get the following ghost folder appear on the desktop. Its very random and I can go many days without seeing it. When it does it appear there is no delete option, just the options shown in the picture. Doing nothing apart from a restart always makes it disappear. The folder opens to the shown image (DVD Drive).

    Using Irfanview to resize images and save them back under the same file name has on more than one occasion caused it to appear, however today simply updating a programs cumulative data file (a simple update in the form of a text file with new information on it) also seemed to cause it to appear.

    Any ideas as to what it may be or why it happens ?

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  2.    27 May 2017 #2

    Do you have any USB sticks or other removable media plugged in plugged in ?
    It looks like it's shutting down and waking up occasionally.
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  3. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #3

    Not when it happens, no. Only USB device permanently connected is an HP wireless mouse receiver.
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  4. Posts : 1,337
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       27 May 2017 #4
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