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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    In Device Manager with show hidden devices, under Storage volumes, I have 14 Generic volume shadow copy. 9 of them are grayed out. Under Storage Volumes I have 33 Generic volumes. 9 of then are grayed out. Is this normal? Is it safe to delete the grayed out ones?

    Thanks Clint

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    I do have them as well, just leave them alone.
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    When reading this post I became really curious to find out if I had some hidden storage drives as well. And it turns out.... I do!!!

    I think this has something to do with USB drives that were once connected to the system. When I look under "Disk stations" for instance, I can see all the memory sticks that I've used the last months.

    So perhaps this is a sort of "memory" which will make it easier and faster for the system when a device is connected again?

    I wouldn't worry about it though
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    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I read some where else that they were copies of backups and restore points. I really don't know. I ran the disk clean up utility, and did system files and did clean system restore points and shadow copies, all but the last. They are all still there.

    Clint
    Last edited by Clint; 26 Jan 2013 at 21:17.
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