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Local disk drive C:\ appearing as a folder!

Q: Local disk drive C:\ appearing as a folder!

Hi guys,

noob here hope someone can help me..

i physically took out my hard drive from my desktop computer and connected it to a HDD dock to transfer data to my laptop.

when i put the hard drive back inside my desktop computer, C:\ and D:\ appears as a folder instead and cannot open when i double click. i have to right click and click open for it to work.

so i did a format on D:\ because there's no data in it originally and now it's back to the original D:\ hard disk icon and works fine when i double click it. but i have alot of valuable info in C:\ that's too large to transfer anywhere else to format.

does anyone know a way to restore the C:\ icon back to the original hard drive icon and double click works without wiping out the data?

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A: Local disk drive C:\ appearing as a folder!

read this post there may

read this post there may be some similar problems / fixes for you.....don't forget to use the Micro soft USB disconnect tool before unplugging any devices
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A:Local Disk folder in Local Disk C

I would reinstall delete the old partition and create a new 1 unless you are wanting to save any of your old files. The windows.old are your old files. You have two operating systems on the same partition, I believe.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/local-disk-folder-in-local-disk-c.962553/
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Why do you want to hide those directories?

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I had something similar on my computer at the office. I'm almost certain it is from a Windows update. I deleted it and haven't noticed any adverse effects.

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Hmmm................peculiar.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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Dear Shellie.

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If the eject button doesn't work, then the drive needs to be replaced. If this is a desktop, check the connections.
 

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A:Map network drive as local hard disk

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Hi, Welcome to SevenForums.

Not sure whether this will help resolve your problem but no harm in trying.

Rebuild your icon cache. That is what comes to my mind.

Create a manual System Restore point ( just in case you need to go back ) and then try this.

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A:Passwording/locking secondary drive IE: Local Disk (F) etc.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm#other
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/passwording-locking-secondary-drive-ie-local-disk-f-etc.542775/
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A:SEAGATE 1.5TB expansion drive showing as local Disk

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What type of Hard Drive is it? Make, and Model.

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You can use the following tool to see what is taking up space on your hard drive:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/ .
 
Louis

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That could be either a recovery partition or a diagnostics partition don't mess with it, both should be hidden to the regular os

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Sometimes they show your labels, sometimes they show "Local Disk" - My system does this too. Right now, they are all showing "Local Disk".

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A:External hard drive stopped working, only shows up as Local Disk -- won't open

Hi, first I would run the Seagate diagnostics to check the hard drive is still healthy following this guide.



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...

It sounds likely that the circuitry in the drive enclosure is failing (or the drive), if the test won't run then remove the drive from the enclosure and purchase a USB Hard Drive adapter, or use the internal connections in a desktop PC to connect the drive. This should allow you to run the test and/or extract all the files.

If the test runs ok with the drive connected to another PC internally, or with a USB adapter then you will know for sure that it is the enclosure that has failed.
 

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Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

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Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Hello Rosebud, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CraziReaper


i have a problem my laptop says it has two hard drives though it only has one physical one my os hard drive is filled and my local disk has lots og free space can someone help me combine them?


First, if at all unsure backup

Parigon disk suite (free trial)

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Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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Edit/Delete Message
 

A:WinXP - Multiple local area connection icons appearing in the systray

It sounds like either your adapter is telling windows that it doesn't have a cable plugged in from time to time but then re-establishes a connection or there actually is a problem with the connection contacts such that it wiggles just enough to disconnect and reconnect. The multiple instances are just the residual tray cache displays that are refreshed when you pass the cursor over that area so they then disappear because they're no longer there.

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A:USB Flash Drive showing up as "Local Disk" in Windows 7

Hi SlashEmUp Welcome to Seven Forums .. Right click on the Usb Drive propertys/hardware uninstall the Driver . Then unplug the Flash Drive .. Re-Install .. See if that works

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A:External Hard Drive inaccessible, becomes "Local Disk"

I had this exact same problem with a 16GB Toshiba thumb-drive a few days ago.
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Deleting the volume, then re-creating it allowed me to format and assign a drive-letter.
But yes, I did lose the (non-critical - a recorded TV show) data.
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A:free disk space on system folder hard drive?

You have 871 gb of free space yet it is saying that you have no free space? I doubt that is true, can you show me a screenshot of Computer to see the 'free space' on your drives.

Slasher

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A:External Hard Drive Works In Ubuntu / Shows as "Local Disk" in Win 7 and doesn't work

I suggest that while in Ubuntu you move the files to local HDD, then reformat external HDD, then copy the files back.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/external-hard-drive-works-in-ubuntu-shows-as-local-disk-in-win-7-and-doesnt-work-500728.html
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A:How do I setup a 2-way sync b/t local folder to network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by allenfisher


I would like to work off my local hard drive rather than on my network b/c of performance issues. I noticed sync center has a 2-way sync but I cannot find how to set it up. Can anyone help?


This tutorial maybe of use to you

Sync Offline Files

If not please further expand on your issue and we will do our best to help

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A:Local C folder and System 32 folder open on boot up

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/19879/local-c-folder-and-system-32-folder-open-on-boot-up/
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A:Re-appearing folder.

What folder? Where? It may be associated with a program you have perhaps.

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A:MDT folder keeps appearing

One thing I am not sure about but DID notice... what is "SureThingShared" that is found almost at the end of the HiJack This log file?

Thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mdt-folder-keeps-appearing.657754/
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A:Magic folder appearing

Not sure which version of windows you are using, but usually with XP, I believe it will always create a folder called My Music, when you run WMP if there is not one present, but it is usually found under "My Documents".

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/magic-folder-appearing.529956/
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A:Mysterious WAV Folder keeps re-appearing

As soon as you delete the folder try emptying the recycle bin and see if it comes back.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mysterious-wav-folder-keeps-re-appearing.498204/
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A:ytd.exe keeps appearing in temp folder

Hi Nathanael777,

Welcome to TSF! In order to help you I need initial logfiles. Please read our First Steps.

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A:Folder keeps appearing on my desktop

I have to admit I have not seen this happen before, but there has to be a reason this is happening.

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Are you also emptying the recycle bin once the folder has been moved to it?

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A:'magic' folder keeps appearing!!

Go here: http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html and read post #3.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/magic-folder-keeps-appearing.370903/
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A:Computer folder keeps appearing after startup!

Goto C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Anything there?

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A:Need Help, New Folder (4) appearing on desktop on startup.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here = show us the folder you get,

Also what have you scanned with ?
Review Jacee?s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,


You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware Detection & Removal Software
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
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Hi a few months keeps Files folder. in appearing temp ago I starting having some problems with something in the Temp folder Random Temp folders and files kept on appearing Here are some examples of the folders that I have now tmp tmp tmp f tmp eef tmp e f Inside those folders were and some still are tmp files named just like those folders that I listed but they all have different numbers after the tmp part So I scan them with my avast Antivirus and it detects some of them as DRP-gen Then I use Malwarebytes and scan them with Files keeps appearing in temp folder. that and it detects one of them as PUP TSearch Avast detects some of them as EICAR-TEST-NOT-A-VIRUS And when I scan the files it Files keeps appearing in temp folder. creates more and more It also does the same thing when I try to delete it but it says I don't have permission to delete this file It's getting really annoying because avast keeps alerting me that the file was created and was deleted but was not So then it creates a constant loop because like I said before if I try to delete it it just creates more and more I even tried going into safe mode and delete the file It deletes the file but then when I exit safe mode it is created again Please help me ASAP

A:Files keeps appearing in temp folder.

Reply to me anytime if you think you might know the answer, or need to ask me something. Please help me, it's really getting annoying. And I don't want to erase my full PC if that's what any of you are thinking.

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My Windows folder keeps randomly appearing for no apparent reason it doesn t close by itself I have to do it Usually it pops up around - times an hour not sure if I have something on my PC that isn appearing folder randomly Windows keeps t supposed to be there or not but here is a HJT Log Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system csrss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSetMgr exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccEvtMgr exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccProxy exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared SNDSrvc exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared SPBBC SPBBCSvc exe C Windows folder keeps randomly appearing Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared CCPD-LC symlcsvc exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C WINDOWS system Windows folder keeps randomly appearing spoolsv exe C WINDOWS RTHDCPL EXE C WINDOWS System nvraidservice exe C WINDOWS system RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system LVCOMSX EXE C Program Files Symantec LiveUpdate ALUSchedulerSvc exe C WINDOWS system rundll exe C Program Files Logitech Video LogiTray exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe C Program Files Messenger msmsgs Windows folder keeps randomly appearing exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Common Files Ahead lib NMBgMonitor exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync wcescomm exe C Program Files Spyware Doctor swdoctor exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Google GoogleToolbarNotifier GoogleToolbarNotifier exe C Program Files iolo System Mechanic Professional SMSystemAnalyzer exe C Program Files Windows Media Player WMPNSCFG exe C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS Debug mdm exe C Program Files Logitech Video FxSvr exe C PROGRA MICROS rapimgr exe C Program Files Norton Internet Security Norton AntiVirus navapsvc exe C WINDOWS System nvsvc exe C Program Files Spyware Doctor sdhelp exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Windows Media Player WMPNetwk exe C WINDOWS System alg exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared Security Console NSCSRVCE EXE C WINDOWS system wuauclt exe C Program Files Traktor DJ Studio TraktorDJStudio exe C Program Files eBay eBay Toolbar eBayTBDaemon exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files MSN Messenger msnmsgr exe C Program Files Hijackthis HijackThis exe O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO eBay Toolbar Helper - D E - A E- DFB- E-AAB F BD - C Program Files eBay eBay Toolbar eBayTB dll O - BHO PCTools Site Guard - C B A - DB - A -A CB-D BBFEB - C PROGRA SPYWAR tools iesdsg dll O - BHO Norton Internet Security - ECB - F - bbc- D- DDF E - C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared AdBlocking NISShExt dll O - BHO NAV Helper - A F D D-E - D -B A - BB FDD - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Norton AntiVirus NavShExt dll O - BHO Google Toolbar Helper - AA ED - DD- d - -CF F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - BHO PCTools Browser Monitor - B A D D- - C -A - DF C AC - C PROGRA SPYWAR tools iesdpb dll O - Toolbar eBay Toolbar - AD -F A- D-BD -B CC DF CE - C Program Files eBay eBay Toolbar eBayTB dll O - Toolbar Norton Internet Security - B EAC - D - b e- B -A C A A - C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared AdBlocking NISShExt dll O - Toolbar Norton AntiVirus - C E A- F - E-B E- B - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Norton AntiVirus NavShExt dll O - Toolbar amp Google - C B - - d - B - A CD F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvCpl... Read more

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I have a problem with the Search function in XP SP1. When you switch on the Advanced Options, the folder name should appear in the "Look in' field.

I have two identical PCs, when I right-click and choose 'Search' it should insert the folder name in the Look In field. One PC it works, one the other it doesn't

Has anyone else come across this?

Thank you,
Cabrini
 

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name: Indexed Locations
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The file contents seem to be an index of files on my computer some of which are dll and exe files and internet searches and web sites including this one.
I scanned the folder with Avast and it didn't find any threats.
I have looked at the properties for the file and I cannot find what is creating the folder.
I want to know how to get rid of this folder so that it does not reappear
Thanks Jeanette
 

A:Solved: Folder appearing on desktop

Hi mjmoster,

Its just a options which have applied on the system. just try the steps mentioned in the link

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/improve-windows-searches-using-index-faq#1TC=windows-7
 

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Windows XP IE8 no problems for since IE8 upgrade some time ago.

starting yesterday, a folder appeared at the bottom of my Favorites.
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Click to expand...

I deleted it, it came back, I deleted it and came back as:
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Any ideas?
 

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One folder keeps re-ppearing on my desktop. I can't delete it.

- When I try to delete it, it says: "Cannot read from the source file or disk"
- When I put one file inside, I can delete it. But later on, it re-appears.

Could anybody help me solve this?..highly annoying.

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A:2 Local Disk in 1 Hard Disk quiz

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