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(Solved) - Hidden Partition No Longer Hidden

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  • Started 1 year ago by beggersrun
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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beggersrun
Posts: 24

Greetings!

While attempting to clone my internal to an external (which was unsuccessful BTW) a hidden partition (O:) was being displaying and now is no longer hidden ... permanently displayed. Though this isn't causing any problems that I'm aware of, I'm worried that it could be evidence of other unforeseen problems.

Your thoughts ... if any? :-)

Thanks!

- Dale

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

Instead of cloning why not just make an image of your internal on your external? You don't mention anything about your system. The hidden partition could be your factory restore image partition or windows boot partition.
Can you see if it has any files and if so what files are they?
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

What program were you using to make the clone?

Posted 1 year ago
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scorpion99
scorpion99
Posts: 1033

You can go to disk management and remove its "letter drive" which is "O" in your case if you want , like this it will not be displayed when clicking on "My Computer".

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Whatever program you used for cloning, my guess would be that it assigned the letter so that you could clearly id that partition during a possible future recovery. There is nothing wrong with a hidden partition to receive a letter. I 'unhide' my partitions all the time. I hate not to see what's on my system.

Many people fall into the trap of the hidden partitions. Since they see only one or two partitions in Computer, they think that's all they have on their system. And since they have never heard of Disk Management, they never discover the other partitions.

And nowadays the OEMs usually put 4 partitions on the systems - and all are primaries which is the ultimate nuisance. Only the partition that contains the bootmgr has to be a primary partition. All others can be logical partitions

Posted 1 year ago
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beggersrun
Posts: 24

Thanks for the replies. I haven't abandoned the post, I just need some more time to get 'stuff' together.

I'll reply with more info soon!

Thanks again!

- Dale

Posted 1 year ago
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beggersrun
Posts: 24

Thanks again for the replies. Sorry I'm not up-to-speed in computer 'stuff', so apologies if my answers aren't what you asked for. Here is a screenshot of the files in this partition. (I hope this works)
http://s1152.beta.photobucket......s.jpg.html

... and my system properties.
http://s1152.beta.photobucket......2.jpg.html

I hope these answers your questions.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Nice pictures, but they don't help. We'd need a picture of Disk Management - like this one: (click on the little picture, it is a hyperlink).

Posted 1 year ago
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beggersrun
Posts: 24

LOL ... thank you for being kind :-)

Hopefully this will help.

http://s1152.beta.photobucket......3.jpg.html

Thanks!

(for some reason I'm not able to post image using the 'Image' button ... sorry)

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Here ya go,

Posted 1 year ago
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