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Windows 8.1 "This PC" says this folder is empty

  1. #11


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Are your B & E drives external USB

    I occasionally get similar if my external drives have gone into sleep model

    Not sure if this makes any difference, but have you tried giving the b: drive a higher up letter, B used to be reserved for floppy disks so not sure if there is something in windows getting confused with this
    No. they are partitions.

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  2. #12


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    as a full time user of ccleaner ,and firm believer its one of the best out there ,I use to regularly to help in the cleanup of my computers and my regular customers ,
    If it were my computer or your computer in my hands I would run Ccleaner registry cleaner right now as it may have a fix for your issue ,I have used Ccleaner on maybe 100 computer and have never had it cause further problems to any of them
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  3. #13


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    as a full time user of ccleaner ,and firm believer its one of the best out there ,I use to regularly to help in the cleanup of my computers and my regular customers ,
    If it were my computer or your computer in my hands I would run Ccleaner registry cleaner right now as it may have a fix for your issue ,I have used Ccleaner on maybe 100 computer and have never had it cause further problems to any of them
    Ran it right now...not fixed.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    was worth a try .
    give DISM a go, and yes I may be grasping at straws ,but its how I fix my issues
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    was worth a try .
    give DISM a go, and yes I may be grasping at straws ,but its how I fix my issues
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
    DISM gets up to 40% then after a while it ends with "could not download source"

    Edit: Corrupt files

    Code:
    (p)    CBS Catalog Corrupt            Package_1_for_KB976002~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_00b7decbfe01b2aeb027af7e2668c9a1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_3a2a8f74459c0473
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_0738d6c2074b860695a21a102cbc322a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_8c043e7f278845ee
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_092bcf8fb121ee1efecdc86763ecb002_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_1a88853d7ea3e4ed
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_11a1af2941bc892c726a4bc3ea8a7927_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_709a6f8651549926
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_136d0388596973bf957d4d7ffe808b1f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_7ab59a3669ffe276
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_1cf77ab2e3a586445455d5bbf768ffa6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_f776d1496b419ad3
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_22e7dedd0f4114aef8e461964efe5d3b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_91fedc881d32bac4
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_2817f83402e8f49e02c4d0edbb8c5f4f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_ee514394e30952d8
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_2ba983135d06aaa3cb0c6bccda46a863_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_2902a15403d0ebe5
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_2d73eaadb6c3bf1ddf9b553092b17816_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_3f9fa10efc4f0350
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_313a1af6429b465eb55475214a982f7b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_39548137d2f88af9
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_43a21674c12176410c504165ded7877a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_b6f9d0114d06dc00
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_4e19e9a8ad8abb68703473ae2dd7931c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_ab25737f13fbff29
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_573f0a984daa353e892962465ba489df_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_ad7a76e5362abc2c
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_5c5e5bbaadbd764f0b82a83bf54272c6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_59fcd0348e258c61
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_64a851aa17ed306eb459a05d8a705741_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_40ec9b3959db207f
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_653fa3f2076ef6b33b2cf0e0053f0ed0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_3b466e90f294a5a1
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_6a451de27b949584acd60cff3d33a0f3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_2b569e906b2e0bec
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_751cc5026260e2350f86de9c6dd530e0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_99acbf2b9fddb431
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_78a930e34fe46e5ef798ff670c4e95bf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_96671c9ff0003391
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_7b6ca5f78e6dd20a31d91dc6e0577f96_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_5cd273154912f12f
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_89f6423a947a329d40d3b7512a998b74_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_50bc27a506c4e0a2
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_8f9ca65211d9c66c734603994c070919_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_699e0ca67b854b69
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_9213257549b92822f3aafae3c704af42_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_a88295df344bd773
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_9be0fcc60420ce1a4ef0de885527675f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_a02db94eb8b7c22b
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_9f012df6ec75cee8d6f25b94581d4ef0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_0b86bb28574e9b38
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_c11c55f634efa939b70b6f945508eefc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_dc855ce5106a11e9
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_c3ac4ab0b3a1ce87b0cae027cbd2688a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_f5546ce4ea3e9d47
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-b..serchoice.appxsetup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_6a90b5446d633c88
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_c4d73171ae4fa75522b869a4b6c3ee24_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_e1514d0130f4eb5e
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_c92a4e5ed5971f54c3f775143b11064a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_e2cb57630e9ebbd9
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_cb9d7d9d58426c6eff645d2014b3bd0f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_e14d22b3055f3a68
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_cbf64efcdff38cc81c4d31189d93bd6f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_46f2769dc329c35c
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_d1e608a2d1c99123136f47965669ee65_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_e1453461db172a5e
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_d28674af8429757ab1fc3faa81b35a03_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_adaba430a48e93c3
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_d53582f189f56fb825bffa2fbcdd2d6b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_fa2db27ca6c96d59
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_ed5e8adde2ecec5722244d3e833b7e51_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_d46ee83c3a6fedd3
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_efe0b05b56edc26570ad6776d1b11d1c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_a80bc492e1a83ca6
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_f8e03bd6d5c2b52c5864bc731c4c99f3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_565014989ddfdd0c
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_f903afcfdf8458fc9f38d5be92f1424d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_bd170d5b250e00b4
    (p)    CSI Manifest Corrupt            amd64_fa494bb68b2ad22fdfc4be35138c93ed_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16387_none_27f0bc55246994e5
    (p)    CBS Catalog Corrupt            Package_for_KB976002_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_windows-defender-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16452_none_06e5ef42b3ddf513\MsMpRes.dll
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-iis-sharedlibraries_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_01dac51388a3a832\administration.config
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17129_none_fa6387b99b0c7738\cmiadapter.dll
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_fa50b3979b1bcb4a\cmiadapter.dll
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16452_none_4c038b5340875d62\winresume.exe
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            x86_microsoft-windows-ie-networkinspection_31bf3856ad364e35_11.0.9600.16384_none_1ca350f27e97c464\networkinspection.dll
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-iis-sharedlibraries_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_01a7d2cf88c95dc0\administration.config
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-s..naries-finnish-main_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_4934bb5584dd9837\MsSp7fi.lex
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_microsoft-windows-d..aanalyzer.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_en-us_145d078db84a1970\ADSchemaAnalyzer.resources.dll
    (p)    CSI Payload Corrupt            amd64_prndlcl1.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_7392feb8bcc95c95\amd64\dedrvsc.dll
    
    
    Summary:
    Operation: Detect only 
    Operation result: 0x0
    Last Successful Step: CSI store detection completes.
    Total Detected Corruption:    53
        CBS Manifest Corruption:    2
        CBS Metadata Corruption:    0
        CSI Manifest Corruption:    41
        CSI Metadata Corruption:    0
        CSI Payload Corruption:    10
    Total Repaired Corruption:    0
        CBS Manifest Repaired:    0
        CSI Manifest Repaired:    0
        CSI Payload Repaired:    0
        CSI Store Metadata refreshed:    True
    Last edited by likea; 04 Sep 2014 at 06:37.
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  6. #16


    Just from quickly browsing the corruption list you have a couple of window updates and defender updates that messed up. Has your computer ever gone out while installing window updates?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    Just from quickly browsing the corruption list you have a couple of window updates and defender updates that messed up. Has your computer ever gone out while installing window updates?
    I can't remember but I think it did I even forced shutdown because it was stuck on some update preparing although the update was surely corrupt because it downloaded in few minutes! I don't have internet that fast (it's Windows 8.1 Update 1) and there is a Office 2013 service pack these 2 refuse to install even when I downloaded from Microsoft's page...
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  8. #18


    aha! so now we getting to the root I believe

    When these updates were originally done they probably deleted/was replacing certain items.

    Let's try to first fix any on the disk that's possible follow these steps

    Check a drive for errors

    If any of these files are window files there is a chance Windows can fix them from this.

    What you may need to end up doing is reinstalling windows sadly. I hate telling people this. You can attempt to uninstall or delete the corrupted update packages if you wish but it may be more time consuming than you actually wish to use. If you have any knowledge of which updates you was doing when this occurred it may assist you in redownloading them manually as well.
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  9. #19


    After thinking about what I said I wanted to reword something so it sounded better....

    Generally corrupt files can't be "fixed" they are either deleted and hopefully replaced. In your case it looks like they need to be replaced I would take a guess at.

    I would also check this out was this one of the updates you was doing?

    What is the Browser Choice update? - Microsoft Windows

    I'm not sure of a direct link but it's something to try. It said you had a catalog corruption from that cbs log for that update.

    Something called a browser choice. I think it has something to do with out of the USA updates so I am unsure of what it exactly does. I would try to to download it if I was you and see if it replaces the bad files.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    After thinking about what I said I wanted to reword something so it sounded better....

    Generally corrupt files can't be "fixed" they are either deleted and hopefully replaced. In your case it looks like they need to be replaced I would take a guess at.

    I would also check this out was this one of the updates you was doing?

    What is the Browser Choice update? - Microsoft Windows

    I'm not sure of a direct link but it's something to try. It said you had a catalog corruption from that cbs log for that update.

    Something called a browser choice. I think it has something to do with out of the USA updates so I am unsure of what it exactly does. I would try to to download it if I was you and see if it replaces the bad files.
    No I don't remember seeing something like that, as I said my PC turned off at the Update 1 while it was at 30%.

    But right now Update 1 was installed! after I gave up a month ago after trying hundreds of times trying to install it
    Now my problem is solved! it was nothing but pure luck!.


    Thank you everyone who tried to help I really appreciate it!.
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