1.    20 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Two Phantom Discs Have Suddenly Appeared!


    Phantom Discs
    Can anyone please tell me what these two phantom discs are? (Pic 1). Pic 2 might be helpful. They suddenly appeared today.

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    My Setup:
    C: is a 256 GB SSD

    D is a 2 TB spinning HD in the case holding my personal files (Documents, Music etc.)

    A 1 and A 2 are two partitions on an external 2TB USB HD (Western Digital “Elements”)

    B-1 and B-2 are similarly two partitions on an external 2TB USB HD (Western Digital “Elements”)

    J on being opened is an exact copy of D despite its Used Space being slightly smaller

    M on being opened is also an exact copy of D despite its Used Space being slightly smaller

    If I open J or M and try to open one of its folders I get “<filename> is not accessible” and “The paramater is incorrect”

    Shutting down and restarting after a pause makes no difference.

    Very odd!
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  2.    20 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    The icons look like they're from Macrium reflect. Are the drives used by that software - perhaps you have an image mounted?
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastet View Post
    The icons look like they're from Macrium reflect. Are the drives used by that software - perhaps you have an image mounted?
    Macrium lists the four real discs. No sign in Macrium of the two phantoms.
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  4.    20 Jun 2017 #4
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    To expand on @Bastet's answer if you right click on either drive do you have an option to unmount or dismount, Not sure what it's called now.
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  5.    21 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    To expand on @Bastet's answer if you right click on either drive do you have an option to unmount or dismount, Not sure what it's called now.
    No such options. The ones available are the usual ones for drives: Open, Open in new window, Pin to Quick access, ..... Format etc., including Shred using AVG.

    Would shredding be safe? Would there be any risk that my D drive (whose contents are shown in the two phantom drives but have earlier dates)?
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  6.    21 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    Would shredding be safe?
    NO!!!

    These are mounted 'Macrium Replicate Backup Pictures' - they are your backups made by Macrium. To mount or unmount them you can use Macrium itself.

    To unmount the disk image you can either right click on the drive in Windows Explorer and select “Unmount Macrium Image” or you can unmount it... in the Macrium Reflect application by selecting Restore -> Detach Image.
    http://www.askbytes.com/simple-find-...e-recordsdata/
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  7.    21 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    NO!!!

    These are mounted 'Macrium Replicate Backup Pictures' - they are your backups made by Macrium. To mount or unmount them you can use Macrium itself.


    http://www.askbytes.com/simple-find-...e-recordsdata/
    It worked! Many thanks.
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