One of my hard drives began to develop bad sectors according to SMART so I decided to replace that one and one other to be safe. During this process I shut down and restarted the PC several times as I was transferring data etc. Now, when I start file explorer it sometimes displays stale data - sometimes from a drive that is no longer installed and sometimes from an installed drive but erroneous data. The problem might be exacerbated by
the fact that my system has hot-swappable bays that I use fairly often.

I was hoping that there might be a cache or or other drive information storage mechanism that file explorer uses that could be cleared so the system could get a fresh clean start with only the current drive configuration and was hoping someone could answer the question or otherwise tell me how to resolve the issue without starting totally from scratch.

I hope I asked this question in a way that makes sense.

Thanks for any help anyone might be able to provide.