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  1. golddust

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    Was checking out my partitions before dual booting my Windows 8.1 with the Windows 10 Tech Preview and found some stuff that really threw me for a loop. What in the world am I doing with two D drives and two Recovery partitions?
     

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    Golddust, if you view the storage media through File Explorer do you still see 2 x D: ...?

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    On a preinstalled version of windows 8.1 it is normal to have two Recovery Partitions. Concerning the two D: Partitions I don't have an answer.
     
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    Stumbled on my answer back at the Microsoft forums. In case anyone else runs into this. It's because I upgraded my original Windows 8 to 8.1. The first D drive is actually a 'ghost' being picked up of the original installation - notice it wasn't showing in the bottom graphic version. They don't seem to know why it does this. It isn't actually taking up space on the hard drive. The recovery partitions are the original install and the upgrade install recoveries.
     
  5. Tabvla

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    Good to learn that you sorted the issue...(y)

    That is why I asked if you could "see" 2 x D: in File Explorer. If not then the "second" D: is a ghost.

    Sometime, someday, some programmer will find the duplicate line of code that creates this ghost..... but with 50+ million lines of code it may just take a little while.... :D

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