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Old March 16, 2021, 18:59   #1
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Angry what the *** is deleting my folders !!

Nice, i hope you can give me some advice on what the hell is happening. Maybe someone else also is experiencing the same problem.

Let me say that it's obvious that this is something that's wrong with my system.

Every few days or so (but sometimes even just half an hour later) my "icons" folder disappears from my Angband folder.


I downloaded 4.2.1 just yesterday (to try the paladin; Nick .. did you really add a passwall, life-draining, invisible mob that's native to DL22??? why?) and played for an hour or so, i go to load the game today and BAM! "Angband cannot find your Icons folder".
Today it went one step further and it could not find the Scores folder either - both were gone.

Now, this is not an actual problem, because i just copy-paste the icon folder from the .zip into the game folder, and problem solved.
But it keep happening. Sometimes right away, sometimes after weeks. To 4.2.1, to 4.2, to 4.1.3 so it's not specific to any one build.

What is it? Is my antivirus deleting is as a false positive? (Windows Defender) I don't get any "threat found" notifications.

Running W10 LTSC x64.
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Old March 16, 2021, 19:12   #2
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That's bizarre. Can you check the quarantine in Windows Defender to see if there are any file stuck there?
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Old March 16, 2021, 19:22   #3
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Nope, nothing listed under threats or quarantine.
Note that *only* Angband is affected by this behaviour.

i decided to run a scan now - nothing detected - folders still in place.
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Old March 16, 2021, 19:58   #4
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No idea about what's happening to your folders. As far as I know there's still no invisible passwall mob earlier than Dreads. But those can show up in the mid-20s if there's a vault.
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Old March 16, 2021, 20:42   #5
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no, my mistake, not passwall, but diggers rather.
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Old March 16, 2021, 21:00   #6
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I don't think there are *any* invisible diggers. And certainly the only (small) mobs are Greater Balrogs (often in attendance on Gothmog.) The only big digger mobs i know of are Steam Drills in Steamband. The last 10 levels are spent entirely in running for the next stairs, before the Steam Drills and Nazi tanks (who together hunt in packs ) arrive. They will find you and they will kill you.
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Nether worm mass?
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Old March 17, 2021, 02:21   #8
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Nether worm mass?
Close, abyss worm mass. That's the invisible life-draining digging (and you missed breeding) monster, (presumably) not what's deleting folders.
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Yikes! Breeding, Invisible, cold blooded, AND a darkness aura. But I bnever noticed, because it moves slowly.
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Nope, nothing listed under threats or quarantine.
Note that *only* Angband is affected by this behaviour.

i decided to run a scan now - nothing detected - folders still in place.
Are you running any other games or programs that use folders named "Icons" or "Scores" perchance?

Any variants?
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