When I copy folders to a flash drive why are extra folders created?


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    When I copy folders to a flash drive why are extra folders created?


    When I copy folders to a flash drive why are extra folders created?

    When I drag and copy folders to a flash drive I am seeing two extra files/folders created. What are these files/folders and what is their purpose?

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    MediaID.bin

    Thank you in advance for any help,
    yeto
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    My possible answer.
    Is this folder a backup copy of a HD?

    MediaID.bin is a file created as a result of your backup.
    If you move your backup files to any other location the media file will come with it.
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    winxp said:
    My possible answer.
    Is this folder a backup copy of a HD?

    MediaID.bin is a file created as a result of your backup.
    If you move your backup files to any other location the media file will come with it.
    These folders are on my hard drive but not a "full" backup of my HD. Is there some setting in Windows 10 Backup that may be causing this to happen because every time I go to format this flashdrive I get a message saying this flashdrive/drive is in use with another program?

    Update: I went into Windows 10 backup and the drive was tied to the backup option even though it was not active. I removed the drive from backup and rebooted the computer. After reboot, I also ejected the flash drive . I then inserted the flash drive and drag/copied the folders from harddrive to flashdrive and the extra folders did not appear. I "think" everything is now working as I expected.

    Thank you for taking time to post. Your post prompted me to check backup which I hoped has resolved my question.

    Thank you,
    yeto
    Last edited by yeto; 02 Feb 2020 at 11:04. Reason: update info
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    I forgot to say Welcome to your new home. WindowsTenFroums!

    OMG I was correct.
    Would you please call my wife cause she says I'm always wrong. LOL
    Glad I was able to help solve your problem.
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    winxp said:
    I forgot to say Welcome to your new home. WindowsTenFroums!

    OMG I was correct.
    Would you please call my wife cause she says I'm always wrong. LOL
    Glad I was able to help solve your problem.
    :)

    Thank you,
    yeto
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    winxp said:
    I forgot to say Welcome to your new home. WindowsTenFroums!

    OMG I was correct.
    Would you please call my wife cause she says I'm always wrong. LOL
    Glad I was able to help solve your problem.
    LOL!
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    winxp said:
    I forgot to say Welcome to your new home. WindowsTenFroums!

    OMG I was correct.
    Would you please call my wife cause she says I'm always wrong. LOL
    Glad I was able to help solve your problem.
    You made my day! LOL
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