Random extra hard drive after windows update.

Hugo - May 15, 2018 at 01:33 PM - Latest reply: xpcman 19029 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus June 13, 2018 Last seen
- May 15, 2018 at 02:53 PM
Last night I had to update Windows. This morning I started up my pc, had to look at what new stuff came with the update and randomly got a notification that my local disk (F:) was full.
Ofcourse I checked "My PC" and to my surprise I found a new hard drive that used up 88% of its capacity.

I only own 1 HDD and an SSD where I have windows installed on. (There are no other drives besides these 2 in my pc)
I am not sure what caused this random drive to pop up, if it is harmful, or how to get rid of it again.

All I know is that I get the notification every 5 minutes and it is getting quite annoying.

I hope someone has an answer to this.
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xpcman 19029 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus June 13, 2018 Last seen - May 15, 2018 at 02:53 PM
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Thank you
It appears that windows created a new partition (F:) on one of your existing hard drives. Note that the SSD still is referred to as a "hard drive". This is the first I have heard where Windows 10 partitioned an existing hard disk. Perhaps it created the partition to store a backup copy?
Did you check what data set(s) are located on the F: drive?
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