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Deleted files being copied in Windows Explorer

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#1 mjgicy


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Posted 13 June 2005 - 12:35 PM

Actually this is a problem a friend is having. I have been trying to help her but I am at a loss, myself. She has put several images onto a CD and wants to remove the original images from her hard drive now, but when she attempts to delete them windows creates a copy. The original gets deleted, but a new file is created called "copy of image.jpg" Does anyone know why this is happening? How can we make it stop? She is using Roxio Drag-to-Disc to create the CD. We have not been able to find anything in Roxio that is causing this to happen. My first guess was to blame Roxio, but when it happened using Explorer delete, I had to come searching for answers from "experts".


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Posted 13 June 2005 - 01:28 PM

Step by step, how is she deleting them?
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#3 mjgicy

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

She highlights the file, right-clicks, choose delete.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:51 PM

This is an out and out guess... but I think those drag to disc programs work in the same way that a hard drive cache does - more like a 'to do' list rather than a 'done' list.
I think you will find the real copy to the CD will not take place until the CD is "closed" or "finalised", up until that time the file copy is only pending (despite the fact that it shows you the files there on the CD). Therefore Roxio is protecting the originals by copying them when you try to delete them, otherwise it won't be able to burn the CD.

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