Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:15 PM
Folder Options were already set that way. Also, not too long ago I had unhid the Nethood folder and all contained files and folders. Then, after your suggestion, I changed both Folder Options (one for showing hidden files/folders, the other for hiding system files/folders) to hide the files in question. Browsed to the Nethood folder, nothing. Then set them back to show both kinds of files, again browsed to the Nethood folder, no change. I cannot see the 12GB file that is apparently in that folder (according what it reports if I hover over it, or right-click Properties while in the folder). I've also tried running a CMD shell and doing various combinations of DIR /AH, DIR /AS, and they all report File Not Found.
Hold on, I just got it. While I was in the CMD shell just now checking those DIR commands again, I tried a DIR /S and lo and behold there was the M2T file in "shared on Robert's Computer (VAIO)" what I thought was a link to a shared directory on another PC. In fact, browsing to that directory in the File Explorer DOES show the files on the other PC. But in the CMD shell there is just this lost file. I deleted it and now I have my space back! I'd have to say that this problem is/was the result of a bug in HDVSplit, such that it does not honor the Network Places links, and just writes to the local directory instead of dereferencing the target.lnk file that is in them that points elsewhere.
Case Closed, thanks for your help. I'll now be posting a warning about this problem in various other Forums that deal with HDVSplit (videohelp.com, camcorderinfo.com).