Windows 10: local disk f Solved

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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       17 Aug 2016 #11

    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.    18 Aug 2016 #12

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

    Regards Calmat
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2016 #13

    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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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2016 #14

    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 : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       18 Aug 2016 #15


    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 : 2,424
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2016 #16

    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.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       18 Aug 2016 #17

    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:
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    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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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       18 Aug 2016 #18

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Same thing happened here, read post #4:
    Interesting - thanks Dino
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  •    19 Aug 2016 #19

    Hi eyone

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

    regards Calmat
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