Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I copy a JPG image from any source and paste it to any destination on my computer, a hidden folder automatically appears next to that image with the same name followed by "dot files".

Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?

I'm using a Sony Vaio with Windows Vista.

share|improve this question

migrated from Aug 31 '09 at 23:02

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Sounds like Vaio has a content analyzer which is toying with the images as they're pasted in.

Found this solution at Microsoft Answers:

Problem is with vaio content analyzer software that comes along with vaio.

Just search for the Vaio content analyzer (settings) and unmark

  • video analysis
  • picture analysis
  • music analysis
share|improve this answer

I believe there's some copy handler installed either by a virus or by some explorer extension...

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.