Windows 10: Extra partition visible in 'This PC' after update. Solved

  1.    01 May 2018 #1

    Extra partition visible in 'This PC' after update.


    After updating windows i now have a Local Disk D: partition showing in 'This PC' wondering where it came from and what it is for? My OCD is tingling.

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  2.    01 May 2018 #2

    I have the same problem... It's very annoying because Windows always complains about low disk space

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       01 May 2018 #3

    D: is not supposed to be visible, it is a Recovery partition.
    From Disk Management: Right click on D: ->Change Drive Letter and Path... ->Remove
    Last edited by topgundcp; 01 May 2018 at 05:50.
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  4.    01 May 2018 #4

    Oh ok, is that also the reason windows keeps telling me there is low space on 'Local Disk D:' because it is visible.

    Cannot seem to find the option you have suggested.

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    *Oh i see now, in the Disk Management utility. When i right click on it all i get is a Help icon.

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  5.    01 May 2018 #5

    This drive can't be deleted... Just a "help" menu".

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       01 May 2018 #6

    Oh ok, is that also the reason windows keeps telling me there is low space on 'Local Disk D:' because it is visible.
    No, that's not the reason.
    Cannot seem to find the option you have suggested.
    Right click on D: from Disk Management
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  7.    01 May 2018 #7

    topgundcp said: View Post
    No, that's not the reason.

    Right click on D: from Disk Management
    All i get is a 'Help' icon
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       01 May 2018 #8

    Sorry, I forgot this is a special type of partition, Cannot do it from disk management. We have to use diskpart.
    Open Admin command prompt: Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin) then type:

    Remove Drive Letter in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 1
    remove
    exit
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  9.    01 May 2018 #9

    Thanks for the help worked a charm, i used the steps below for anyone with the same problem as 'select disk/partition' did not work for me.

    1. Open Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    2. Type in "diskpart" and press enter
    3. Type in "list vol" and press enter
    4. Find which volume listed D: and type in "select volume #" where # is a number
    5. Type in "remove" then press enter and D: will be removed from File Explorer


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  10.    01 May 2018 #10

    I had the same thing happen to me on my NVMe production PC. I used MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) (free version). Same kind of approach: right-click on improper volume, select "Change Letter" from pop-up menu, then select "None" as the letter to be assigned. I know this works, because I've already done it myself.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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