Windows 10: explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD

Discus and support explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hello, I noticed recently that my hard drive is constantly doing something (not sure if it's reading or writing), and when I've opened Process... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by vukshaxc60, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD


    Hello,
    I noticed recently that my hard drive is constantly doing something (not sure if it's reading or writing), and when I've opened Process Explorer, I noticed that explorer.exe is accessing my music folders. They're shared to my smart TV. It's accesing my music folders, and that is ok, but also it's accesing whole hard drive.

    EDIT: When I renamed one of the folders, it suddenly stopped doing that, weird isn't it ? I guess Windows remembered it somewhere so baisiclly this shouldn't be malware-related.


    explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD [​IMG]

    explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD [​IMG]


    :)
     
    vukshaxc60, Jul 10, 2019
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  2. dopefish9 Win User

    Secondary HDD not found by Optimize and Defrag

    Hello,

    Upgraded to Win10 a few weeks ago. I have a 240G primary SSD (Cexplorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD :) and 1TB internal secondary HDD (Eexplorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD :), plus a 1TB external USB backup drive (Jexplorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD :). I wanted to determine why the internal 1TB HDD seems to have some 'missing' space so I opened Optimize Drives.
    But Optimize Drives only lists the SSD (Cexplorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD :), USB drive (Jexplorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD :) and a System Reserved drive. It doesn't list the internal 1TB HDD.

    So far my searches have turned up problems where extra drives aren't recognized at all, but mine works fine for everything else (I've moved Libraries there, created system images there, it shows in Explorer, etc.)

    Edit: Device Manager indicates no issues with the drive. I've also right-clicked from Explorer > Properties > Tools > Optimize, and the list is still missing this drive.

    Can anyone explain this or provide a solution?

    Thank you!

    Stephen
     
    dopefish9, Jul 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Johankaan Win User
    unlock hdd

     
    Johankaan, Jul 10, 2019
    #3
  4. topgundcp Win User

    explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD

    Secondary 3TB HDD not showing in explorer after W10 Upgrade


    From the screen shot, your disks layout is a mess. The reason you cannot see the 3TB disk is it was set to EFI system partition which is invisible while your Windows was installed using MBR type disk and you have 2 disks marked as "Active".

    explorer.exe constantly using my secondary HDD [​IMG]

    Open Admin command prompt and type:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 2
    3. list par
    4. exit
    Copy and paste the text of the result then we can go from there.
     
    topgundcp, Jul 10, 2019
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