Windows 10: How do I delete useless Local Disks?

  1.    14 Oct 2015 #1

    How do I delete useless Local Disks?


    Hello! :)

    New member here.

    I have a problem with Local Disks being created every time I mount a virtual drive. Once I remove the virtual drive, an entry is left in explorer that will not go away. Over time, new ones keep being added, and it will go all the way up the alphabet. I should only have Local Disk (C: ) listed there.





    What can I do to delete all these Local Disk entries?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Posts : 29,341
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello GrumpyCat, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you mean for mounted .vhd files, then you could use the same method in the tutorial below to detach them.

    Virtual Hard Disk - Unattach and Delete VHD - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 3,085
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       14 Oct 2015 #3

    Give an image of Disk Management ? When you mount an ISO say, doesn't it become a virtual DVD drive, Brink ?
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  4.    14 Oct 2015 #4

    Jds63, Here is an image of Disk Management, as requested: The virtual drives were created, mounted and dismounted using VeraCrypt, if that helps.
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  5. Posts : 3,085
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       14 Oct 2015 #5

    GrumpyCat said: View Post
    Jds63, Here is an image of Disk Management, as requested: The virtual drives were created, mounted and dismounted using VeraCrypt, if that helps.
    If were VHD then could be deleted here, but i see no drives except C: at Disk Management. Not familiar with Veracrypt. If mounting an ISO say and dismounting do not need program like this. Then maybe fault of this program have you checked support for this program ?
    Now that i look up Veracrypt see it is used for encryption for drives.
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