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i upgraded to windows 10 yesterday it upgraded successfully but i see that there is one drie in my pc i.e z drive when i open it it says you dont have permission and access is denied it is about 256 mb drive so can you plese help

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Hey @hannanshaikh,

 

I understand you have some questions about the drive labeled (Z: ) on your notebook. I'd be happy to help.

 

That new drive labeled (Z: ) is the restore partition which is added to give you the option of restoring back to your previous version of windows. It is nothing to worry about, and should not be deleted.

 

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Rahter than post a fresh topic, I have elected to piggy back on this one. If I need to repost this fresh, please let me know.

I have the same issue only my system is brand new out of the box.

There is a 360mb Fat 32 partition(labaled drive Z) AND I also have 2 Recovery partitions.

This is not an upgraded system. It was a clean and fresh Windows 10 installation.

By the way, Drive Z has me locked out with no Permissions.

Also, a right click on drive Z shows that there is not an option for Security attributes on this Fat32 drive.

Are you certain this is normal?

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Hey @delcarto,

 

As far as I know, this is absolutely normal, and all of the windows 10 machines we have here at the office have this drive. If it should cause any problems in the future let us know, but I haven't seen any issues with this. It could also just be the cache showing up as a drive. Nothing to worry about.


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I have a HP ab522tx laptop. It came preinstalled with Windows 10 x64bit. The system Z drive is being auto shown in my computer. It came outta nowhere after a week of usage. It's total size is 256mb, 191mb is free out of it. I can't open it and cannot view its contents. What exactly is this drive? Where did it come from? Any way to delete(if it's safe to do that) or hide it?

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Hey @becool773,

 

Like I explained in the comments above, That new drive labeled (Z: ) is the restore partition which is added to give you the option of restoring back to your previous version of windows. It is nothing to worry about, and should not be deleted.

 

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Hi @,

 

Thanks for replying. My friend is using the same laptop as mine. He has also created a restore point but the restore partition is not being shown in his laptop. Why is that so? And if this is a restore partition then how come it if of only 256mb in size? I don't want to delete it, but can I hide it?

 

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Hey @becool773,

 

It may also be a cache drive. If you want to hide it, you can try this guide from howtogeek.com: How to Hide a Drive in Windows So that No One Will Know it’s There

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

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Tried hiding it from the disk management, but I am not able to do so.

http://oi67.tinypic.com/2jb2op1.jpg

What is this? Why is it showing up? And how to hide it?

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Hey @becool773,

 

If you're still unable to hide it, there's not a lot more I can suggest. You could try contacting microsoft and see if they have any idea how to hide it. 

 

The only other think I can think of is that maybe it's a cache drive.

 

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