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What is this strange drive appearing in optimization?

  1. #21


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    Thanks will try again with protected files unchecked. It did show empty before as you say. Will report back later.

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  2. #22


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    Well, it doesn't seem to matter whether checked or unchecked, comes up as empty. Guess I'll just live with it and try not to lose too much sleep over it.

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  3. #23


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    Just throwing out additional info in case someone else stumbles upon this same thing. I noticed it shows as 49.7MB which shows up nowhere in Disk Management, My PC, etc. Maybe it is just some kind of remnant from upgrading to 8.1 from 8 and then the 8.1 update. Glitchity, glitchity, glitch. Wish I could get rid of it without re-install. Maybe a third party partition manager? Might give that a try.

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    UPDATE: I found the fix here, last post by RECdevicehelper dated 25 Mar 2014: Strange new Drive created by Windows 8.1 update
    Last edited by popeye; 25 Apr 2014 at 16:14.
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  4. #24


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    Popeye:
    Try the following:

    Attachment 42216

    then type your path:

    Attachment 42217

    into a 'Run' dialog.
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  5. #25


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    Edwin thanks but it is fixed. See my update to post above yours. Appreciate the input though.
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  6. #26


    Neat little program, thanks
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Neat little program, thanks

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  8. #28


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    No more weird drive/partition, it is fixed.

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