something weird in Defrag menu

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  1. MrJumbles

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    on my dads computer when he opens the defrag program
    it gives the option to defrag

    Windows8_OS (C:)
    PBR_DRV
    WINRE_DRV
    \\?\Volume{8b75c47b-a5ea-43d2-b3a5-6cd5725559c0}\



    he can defrag the top 3 but the bottom one wont let him defrag it and typing it into any search engine brings nothing
    what is... \\?\Volume{8b75c47b-a5ea-43d2-b3a5-6cd5725559c0}\
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    \\ is a network address... the volume is most likly a usb stick at some other (work or old house) place.
    Is your router a netgear or tp-link... if so is there now (or was there once) a usb stick in it?
     
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  3. MrJumbles

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    Used to have a netgear... Just changed routers... No never used a USB stick on that PC... EVER
     
  4. davehc

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    PBR_DRV is the recovery partition.

    WinRE_DRV is the recovery environment. This has recovery tools , such as automatic repair; restore etc. The line of digits is the path to that section.
    Neither can be defragged. They are normally hidden folders. I can only suggest that your Dad has accidentally unhidden them and taken ownership. They would not normally pop up in the defrag program
     
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    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Yes thats kind of odd... (so we are on the same page) are we talking about the default windows defrag program or some other 3rd party software?
     
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    Good question. I am in no mood to unhide or take ownership of mine, to find out!!
     

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