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About a month ago, two folders appeared in my /pictures directory named:

Ready To Glare 🔪 (@ReadytoglareYT) _ Twitter_files and Lawrence's stream mom _ funhaus_files . Inside the folders are .js.download files, html files, .jpg files, and .png files, _api files(whatever that means), etc.

I didnt create them and never witnessed this type of behavior before. I tried a virus scan with Comodo Antivirus, Kasperski antivirus, and malwarebytes. They didnt find anything.

I cant find anything that would explain this on Google.

Anyone have any idea how this could have happened?

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These are files for saved webpages. I can almost completely guarantee that you've accidentally hit Ctrl+S in your browser and saved a page to your Pictures directory.

If you go up one folder, you'll almost certainly find a pair of HTML files that correspond to the folder names. The _files directories are where the resources (images, scripts, etc.) are saved for those saved HTML pages.

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  • Wow, your right. I found the html files 1/^ up. I went to the site and tried to download that cat image by right clicking and ->*save as* and it defaults the save type to "webpage complete" instead of .jpg. Must be a twitter thing.
    – eromod
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 22:29
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    @eromod If you're looking at an image on Twitter where there are multiple pictures in an album, the left/right arrow elements completely cover the picture and prevent you from just doing right click -> save image. Instead, if you right click -> inspect element you can look a couple of elements up in the DOM inspector window and find the URL for the image you want to save.
    – Polynomial
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 22:31
  • yep, right click and inspecting the media got me the .jpg without the entire html. Here is the culprit pbs.twimg.com/media/D7d5aBpVsAAOL2y.jpg Thanks for the tip, saved me alot of headache.
    – eromod
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 22:39

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