Originally posted by grol
I have figured it all out now. I installed Nero 6 from my friends serial to test it - same problem!!!!
So I reinstalled 5.5 again and continued searching. Here is what I found. I found 1299 files in my My Documents folder that were of a .IDX extension. eg: CAD0.IDX and SA61.IDX all with sequential numeric file names.
Those .IDX files are from Nero's Audio Database. Whenever you copy an Audio CD, drag CDA Files into Nero, or Extract Audio from a CD, we allow you to connect up to a free Database to download the Artist and title information. We give you an option to save this database information to your Hard Drive. You would need to create a folder to save this database too, and our software reserves a specific size and fills it with dumby IDX files. So as you download, the space used never grows larger than already reserved. And the dumby IDX files are replaced with actual data, etc.
Many times in the past, customers have saved this to their Desktop, and they would find they all of a sudden have over 1000 IDX files on their desktop. Normally, they would see only 20 to 30 at a time, and each time they manually highlighted the visible files and deleted, it would appear as if they refused to deleted, as those 20 to 30 would be immediately replaced with another 20 to 30. The only way to resolve would be to search for IDX files and delete all. Otherewise it could take all day selecting only 20 to 30 at a time and erasing.
Though I have never seen the symptoms you are seeing due to these files being on the desktop.