Unable to Lock Drive


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Old 09-24-15, 02:25 PM
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Unable to Lock Drive

When I rightclick on my C:\ and select properties, then Tools and then Optimize I see what is shown in the attached image

I dont know what these drives with the long name are neither I can delete them

I discover this when I went to restore a back up I have and my backup program said
"Unable to lock drive, the following drive is in use" and it has a similar long alphanumeric drive name which by the way is not the same to any of the 3 shown in the attached image

Any idea what these drives are or how I can find out?
 
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Good to know Pulpo about GUID but how can I find out how these volumes were created or where they belong to?
 
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IIRC, you had created, added & deleted various drives on that computer. You may have defragmented some as well. All of those things could have created shadow drives.

Open a command prompt & run
vssadmin list shadows

If you want to delete them run
vssadmin delete shadows /all

You can also open another command prompt & run
diskpart
list partitions

For more info search google for unidentified drives \\?\volume
 
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Thanks Pulpo but decided to use WindowsPE to force a restore from a backup I did last Tuesday and all is fine now.

If I see these volumes again I will do as you say
 
 

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