I am using Windows 7 x64. Now, there's this bunch of three jpegs that I deleted permanently from my computer a long time ago. There are no references to these files anywhere in my system - I have tried changing Explorer options to show all hidden and system files, as well as using the command prompt to see every file in the said directory. Everything appears as normal - the files don't exist.
HOWEVER, when I conduct a search by extension (*.jpg) in the said directory, these three files appear out of nowhere. I can't see their thumbnails or open them, presumably because they don't exist. However, the search result shows the original size of the files. Annoying, I can't even "delete" them because they don't exist.
Any way to get rid of these files permanently? Please have a look at the screenshot to see what I am talking about.