Windows 10: Other files on an OS usb drive?

Discus and support Other files on an OS usb drive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm building a new machine and just used media creator to make a Win 10 USB drive on a 16gb flash drive. Can I store other files in folders or will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CalypsoArt, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Other files on an OS usb drive?


    I'm building a new machine and just used media creator to make a Win 10 USB drive on a 16gb flash drive. Can I store other files in folders or will that the system in some way?

    :)
     
    CalypsoArt, Feb 21, 2018
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  2. OS on MBR, other disks GPT

    Hi,

    Problem

    I don't see the Data Disks in the Windows Explorer

    History: What I had before the problem occurred (worked fine)

    • Disk 0: 450GB / NTFS / 4 Partitions / used as Windows Home Server OS Disk
    • Disk 1: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk
    • Disk 2: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk
    • Disk 3: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk

    What I actually have

    • Disk 0: 450GB / NTFS / 2 Partitions / used as Windows 10 Pro OS Disk
    • Disk 1: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk
    • Disk 2: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk
    • Disk 3: 4TB / GPT / Used as Data Disk
    What I see in the Windows Disk Management

    • Disk 0: Basic, Online

      System Reserved, 500MB NTFS, Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)

      (COther files on an OS usb drive? :), 465 GB NTFS, Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
    • Disk 1: Basic, Online

      2048 GB, Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)

      1678 GB, Unallocated
    • Disk 2: Basic, Online

      2048 GB, Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)

      1678 GB, Unallocated
    • Disk 3: Basic, Online

      2048 GB, Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)

      1678 GB, Unallocated
    • Disk 4: Basic, Online

      2048 GB, Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)

      1678 GB, Unallocated
    What I see in the Windows Explorer

    • Local Disk (COther files on an OS usb drive? :)
    What am I doing wrong?

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Devices & drivers
     
    MarcWampfler, Feb 21, 2018
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  3. OS on MBR, other disks GPT

    Hello Marc,

    The issue that you are facing is more complex than what is typically answered in the Microsoft Community. We suggest posting your question in
    TechNet Forums, where we have support professionals who are well-equipped with the knowledge on such issues.

    Let us know if you have other concerns.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Feb 21, 2018
    #3
  4. fdegrove Win User

    Other files on an OS usb drive?

    Hi,

    Yes, you can add files without upsetting the install media.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Feb 21, 2018
    #4
  5. Try3 Win User
    Yes, just as fdegrove said. I also do it all the time and have never had a problem.

    Before starting to put other files on it, I select everything in the USB's root [all files & all folders] and set them to be hidden.
    • This reduces the chances of my confusing them with files of my own & deleting any of them.
    • This does not hinder their function - you will be able to boot from & run the install media without unhiding them first.
    • [Not very important but... When I hide them and Windows asks if I want to apply the change to the folders themselves or all the contents of the folders, I select choose just the folders. This makes it quicker & simpler yet still achieves what I want.]

    Denis
     
    Try3, Apr 4, 2018
    #5
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