When I scan various documents and pictures etc in JPG format, I place them temporarily in the My Documents folder. I can get as many as 23+ copies of each file appearing in this folder without having done anything except, perhaps, to email some of them as attachments. Last night I deleted over 2,000 of these duplicate files. Do I have a setting wrong or what? How can I stop it? Help please?
Did have a similar problem crop up with paint shop pro. The multiple copies seemed to be much smaller than original. Can't remember what file names they had. They occurred in all sorts of different folders.
Kept deleting them and eventually it stopped occuring. Never did get to the bottom of the problem. You are not alone. No virus or whatever found or removed.
I have just created a number of copies accidently on XP Pro. I had just transferred a large number of images from my desktop to DVD, wanting to delete these images from my PC I highlighted them all, as I right clicked the mouse to bring up the delete function I got a copy of all my images. This is the first time this as happened to me using XPm but happened several times when using Win 98.