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Windows 7: Local Disk inside User Directory (folder)

27 Dec 2010   #1
plockerman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Local Disk inside User Directory (folder)

Ok, so I just upgraded to W7 and was going through a process of organizing the "libraries" and I noticed (possibly of my own doing but am not sure) that the second drive in my system (B) was sitting there in my user folder. My question is, is that normal? How did it get there and how do I correct it if it isn't suppose to be there. Here is a picture of what I am talking about...




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27 Dec 2010   #2
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey, what you must have done is drug it over there by accident, as you can see it is still located were it is supposed to be further below, all you did was add a link to it. so you can safely erase the link, or ignore it, its up to you.
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27 Dec 2010   #3
plockerman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
hey, what you must have done is drug it over there by accident, as you can see it is still located were it is supposed to be further below, all you did was add a link to it. so you can safely erase the link, or ignore it, its up to you.
I wish it was that easy, unfortunately it has no "delete" option and acts like it is the actual drive when you look at the properties. The problem I am having with it is I am not sure what is going to happen when I back-up the directory.
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27 Dec 2010   #4
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

it is deffinately a link, i know this because if you, right click and click open file location it will bring you to the location of where it is. click it once, and hit your delete key ; ), let me know if this works
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27 Dec 2010   #5
plockerman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
it is deffinately a link, i know this because if you, right click and click open file location it will bring you to the location of where it is. click it once, and hit your delete key ; ), let me know if this works
Absolutely nothing happens.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

what are your options when your right click it than? It should have easily deleted if it was a link.
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28 Dec 2010   #7
plockerman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=bmcdevitt;1151387]what are your options when your right click it than? It should have easily deleted if it was a link, which it is.[/QUOTE


If it were a link I wouldn't be bothering anyone with the problem. I am just not sure if it is the way it is suppose to be. I took a screen capture of the right-click for you and you can see my options, none of which are "delete".

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28 Dec 2010   #8
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

the first picture you posted.. the drive that is highlighted is the link, this last picture you took is the actual drive, go back to windows explorer, like you did in the first picture and click once on the one you have highlighted and than hit your delete key. It will go away.

well its not the actual drive, but it is "included in the library" so viewing from your username and whats under it it will be there, because in your windows explorer you must have accidentally right clicked on the actual, and clicked include in library patrick

i hope this helps.
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28 Dec 2010   #9
plockerman

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
the first picture you posted.. the drive that is highlighted is the link, this last picture you took is the actual drive, go back to windows explorer, like you did in the first picture and click once on the one you have highlighted and than hit your delete key. It will go away.

well its not the actual drive, but it is "included in the library" so viewing from your username and whats under it it will be there, because in your windows explorer you must have accidentally right clicked on the actual, and clicked include in library patrick

i hope this helps.
Ok, so as you can see by the picture that "Patrick" being my name and the name of the user directory is the root there. I put it in icon format so you can see that I am actually right clicking the correct one. The first picture I highlighted the area I wanted to bring attention to. I'll take a screen shot as you like it but I'm telling you it isn't that simple...
Below is the image....

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28 Dec 2010   #10
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

can you attach a picture of disk management for me
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