something weird in Defrag menu

#1
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}\
 


ussnorway

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#2
\\ 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?
 


#3
Used to have a netgear... Just changed routers... No never used a USB stick on that PC... EVER
 


davehc

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#4
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
 


ussnorway

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#5
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?
 


davehc

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#6
Good question. I am in no mood to unhide or take ownership of mine, to find out!!
 


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