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  1. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Please post a full screen shot of File Explorer showing the drive, folders, and network

    then post a 2nd screen shot after clicking on Network in the left pane

    Your Disk Mnmgt shows that it F is not assigned to a HDD, so it looks to me as a network drive

    There's a tutorial to remove Network from File Explorer, but that doesn't explain the issue.

    A simple question: Do you have any devices configured on a network? Could be a printer, a phone, a NAS - anything defined or connected via a local network.
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  2. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    local disk f-file-explorer.pnglocal disk f-file-explorer-2.pnghi

    here are the screen shots you have asked for, and yes I have printer configured on a network.

    Regards Calmat
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  3. Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I seem to remember that, on one of my machines, when I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 I had 2 reserved system partitions - the one from the previous OS was still there. Could this be the origin of the mystery 400MB partition. I'd take a screenshot, but all my pcs were clean installed after the upgrade, so only have 1 reserved partition.

    It's only a tiny % of the drive - I'd ignore it.
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  4. Posts : 2,799
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    This looks like the F: drive is the EFI partition having a size of 300MB. Open Admin Command (Win+X->Command Prompt (Admin)) and type:
    select disk 0
    list partition =====> take a note of the partition # having 300MB. My guess is partition 2
    select partition # =====> replace # with the number in step above
    remove =====> remove the drive letter

    This should remove the drive letter and won't show up in "This PC"

    do not delete this partition, you won't be able to boot.
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  5. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3


    Could you also expand Desktop-GSJ6VAU under Network
    and select Desktop-GSJ6VAU to display objects associated with it in the right hand pane

    What happens if you turn off or disconnect the network printer - does the F: drive get removed from the navigation pane?



    There's no F: letter in Disk Mgmt

    But let's see what disk part shows.
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  6. Posts : 2,799
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    Same thing happened here, read post #4:
    Solved Hide system partition that shows in explorer but NOT disk management - Windows 10 Forums

    If you use Mini Tool Partition manager and assign a letter to one of these hidden patitions, you'll get the same situation ie. it will show in File Explorer but not in Disk Management.
    local disk f-2016-08-18_14-23-14.png
    local disk f-2016-08-18_14-14-15.png
    Last edited by topgundcp; 18 Aug 2016 at 16:26.
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  7. Posts : 14,018
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    After looking closer at the highlighted portion [denoted by cross-hatching] of 400MB I still think it's a Partition on the only HDD and that letter that looks like it could be F is only part of the actual data, doesn't seem to showing everything there. There is no second drive showing in that report. This is mine with Drive C: highlighted which is the main partition on the HDD:
    Attachment 96847
    Note there is a Disk 3 without a letter, it's not been assigned a drive letter yet even though it is partitioned and formatted, it is plugged into a Thermaltake BlacX USB 3.0 box ready to be used for an upcoming project. It helps to Maximize the Disk Management panel and adjust the columns to get full view of the information.
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  8. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    topgundcp said:
    Same thing happened here, read post #4:
    Interesting - thanks Dino
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  9. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi eyone

    The local drive F that appeared on my computer seems to have disappeared

    regards Calmat
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