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Windows 7: what is \\?\volume in defragment is it safe?


06 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L0newolf View Post
However, I just bought a new lenovo laptop but once I reach home and on the laptop and click the defragment \\?\volume is there. Is that something I should be worried as in the laptop is a used laptop?
You posted your Disk Management in Message #5. There is no volume labeled as you say. I don't follow what you are referring to.

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06 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

What I mean is the \\?\volume in disk defragment. Why is the \\?\volume there.

I know there is no \\?\volume in the disk management if so why is there a \\?\volume in disk Defragment.

I thought disk defragment is suppose to show all the drive in a computer so why is there a \\?\volume
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06 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just thinking it might be the drive that is far right in Disk Management with no drive letter, 14.75 gb.
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06 Dec 2012   #14

Windows
 
 

It is the volume's guid. You can see the guid of all the volumes by typing mountvol in cmd
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06 Dec 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

However, I just bought a new lenovo laptop.

Once I reach home and on the laptop and click the defragment, \\?\volume is there.

Is that something I should be worried as in the laptop is a used laptop?

I thought new laptop should all be properly set up hence it should not have the \\?\volume?
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06 Dec 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L0newolf View Post
However, I just bought a new lenovo laptop.

Once I reach home and on the laptop and click the defragment, \\?\volume is there.

Is that something I should be worried as in the laptop is a used laptop?

I thought new laptop should all be properly set up hence it should not have the \\?\volume?
Like I said in the previous post, it's most likely Lenovo's way of partitioning their laptops. I also have a Lenovo laptop and on the first time I opened disk defrag, the \\?\volume is also there. You can try to do a complete HDD formatting to remove all the partitions and data and clean install with retail Windows 7 DVD. You will surely not get that \\?\ volume, but you do get the 200MB partition. with the name "system reserved" or "system"
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07 Dec 2012   #17

Windows
 
 

If the volume neither has a name nor a drive letter, the guid will be shown. It is normal.
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07 Dec 2012   #18

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OP could open disk management and by right clicking on mentioned partition,assign a new letter,which WILL appear in disk defragment feature,it did on mine,i didnt like that question mark either...
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