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  1.    26 Nov 2016 #1

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    This folder ESP (F) (see attached) has just appeared on my file explorer, what is it and can it be deleted.

    Regards Calmat
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       26 Nov 2016 #2

    ESP usually stands for EFI System Partition, definitely you should not delete this. This partition should normally not have a drive letter associated with it. There have been other reports of it mysteriously gaining the letter 'F' in File Explorer but (curiously) not shown as having a drive letter in Drive Manager. If that is the case for you then...

    ... restart the PC several times and it will disappear.
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  3.    26 Nov 2016 #3

    Bree: How do you find this stuff? Great call/catch!
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       26 Nov 2016 #4

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Bree: How do you find this stuff? Great call/catch!
    I seem to have the knack of asking Google exactly the right questions :)
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  5.    26 Nov 2016 #5

    The hidden files get assigned a letter sometimes, if you try to mount any ISO via Explorer r-click. My 'mystery' drive letter is almost always 'Z'. You can simply remove the letter and the essential file will once again be hidden by:

    Open command prompt (admin), type at each step, observing spaces-
    diskpart (hit Enter)
    list volume (hit Enter)
    select volume # (corresponding to one you want to disassociate, in this case, 4 & hit Enter)
    remove letter=F (Enter)
    list volume (to double-check that this worked)

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