I have a drive named \\?\Volume{b6a3f0...

March 11, 2015 at 02:41:07
Specs: Windows 8
The only place this drive comes up is in my Optimize Drives window...it is always 37% fragmented. I did not create this drive and am just wondering if anyone knows what it is.

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March 11, 2015 at 05:42:18
Are you using TrueCrypt?
Or, any encryption?

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#2
March 11, 2015 at 07:31:48
Have a look in Disk Management. It's probably the hidden partition that Windows 8 creates.

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March 11, 2015 at 12:56:13
This is quite well known and has been well discussed if you look in Google. I have had it myself ever since upgrading to Win 8.1.

There has been no solution but it is thought to be a Windows bug, or maybe that hidden partition ijack mentioned. Best just leave it in place - it is quite harmless and only matters if you are desperately short of HD space.

EDIT:
It's a long time since I searched Google. This search found plenty but I've not yet spotted anything really useful:
http://74.125.228.115/#q=windows+8....
It can arrive whether you have an SSD or a conventional HD.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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