Ghost drives wont go away after removing usb sticks


  1. Posts : 23
    W10
       #1

    Ghost drives wont go away after removing usb sticks


    Hello

    Ive been plugging in a lot of usb drives recently and copying stuff on them.
    These are just my drives that only i use so almost no chance of having viruses on them.
    Any way after a lot of back and forth i got a couple of ghost drives for my troubles in My computer (E:,F:).
    They wont go away, they dont appear in the "safely eject drive" dialog either and trying different things on them only results in errors.
    They dont appear in disk manager either and scannow finds nothing wrong as well. diskpart doesnt find them, device cleanup tool from majorgeeks doesnt work either
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  2. Posts : 6,298
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    When you see the Ghost drives on Explorer, press F5.
    Does they are still there?
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  3. Posts : 23
    W10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    no... f5 does nothing... theyve been there for more than a week through several full restarts... so no
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  4. Posts : 1,463
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 64 bit
       #4

    Open Device Manager and click on View - Show Hidden Devices.
    The Ghost devices will be greyed out.

    Jim
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  5. Posts : 23
    W10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Phone Man said:
    Open Device Manager and click on View - Show Hidden Devices.
    The Ghost devices will be greyed out.

    Jim
    It doesnt work like that
    Those are not the ghost drives. Those are profiles for your usb sticks...
    I uninstalled them. The ghost drives did not go away from my computer. I introduced another usb it made a new profile that was made greyed out when i took out the stick again
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