1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I was making a backup of my website files to Windows 7 with Cygwin (from a LAMP server, regular PHP script) and in the process something has created a file like this:


    In the folder where it appeared, there is a nother original file named 62030.jpg, which is an image file. So something has added that dot at the beginning and the ".3bqiFX" at the end. The file is 0 bytes and it belongs to the following Group or user:


    When I try to paste it to disk C (from disk D), make a copy of it, I get the following results:

    File Access Denied - You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file.
    I am now on Windows 10 Pro (I upgraded today) and when I click Continue with that shield icon (this looks like I am pressing it as an administrator of the system or something like that, I get that:

    You need permission form S-1-5-21-3658720670-2097995755-1032747883-1001 to make changes to this file.

    I've been using Windows for like 15 years and I've never seen anything like that. Is there any way to figure out what this is and where it may be coming from? I will add that this is an important situation as this is a backup and I can lose a year and a half of all day / all week work. For this reason I am asking, and I would like to know what this is that I am dealing with (normally I would just delete it in some way, I guess).

    07-01-2017 01:53 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    People say those are files created by rsync. So you were likely using that.

    If you find you cannot remove files, it's possibly an ownership issue. So go to the top data folder (NOT top level of drive) and take ownership of the folder (in security settings). Then you can delete any files like this. Just make sure you only take a recursive ownership of a data folder only (e.g. Documents in your account), NOT an OS or application folder.
    07-01-2017 11:30 PM

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