Windows 10: Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives

Discus and support Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi all, i would like to ask, how can i remove this disk drive from the defragment and optimize drive [ATTACH] Thanks and Regards... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Keith Peh, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Keith Peh Win User

    Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives


    Hi all, i would like to ask, how can i remove this disk drive from the defragment and optimize drive


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    Thanks and Regards

    :)
     
    Keith Peh, Oct 16, 2020
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  2. Volume defrag

    You can actually remove it from the list of the drives you want to optimize on a regular schedule. To do so, kindly follow these steps:

    • Search for Defragment and Optimize drive.
    • Under Optimize Drives, click the Change settings button.
    • Under Optimization schedule, click the Choose beside Drives.
    • Uncheck the \\?\Volume drive to remove it from the list.

    We would appreciate an update about how it went.
     
    Marilou Ser, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. defrag and optimize drives

    When I go to defrag & optimize drives one of the drives that is listed as "needs optimization" (12% fragmented) is listed as //?/Volume(a27a9b76-0000-0000-0000-40d6e5000000)/ Can I or should I ignore this?
     
    GaryEdelstein, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives

    Strange looking volume in the Optimize Drives (Defrag) screen

    Interestingly enough, after some testing I can confirm what is really causing this weirdness indeed is the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    Fact is, at a specific moment as will be shown below, it will not add only one weird looking volume to the Optimize Drives list but even two.

    Check this out!

    Before launching MSFS (all good)


    Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives [​IMG]


    With MSFS running (2 weird looking volumes added to the list)


    Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives [​IMG]


    After MSFS has been closed (one of the weird looking volumes still left in the list)


    Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives [​IMG]


    After rebooting the PC (all back to normal with only proper drives seen in the list)


    Remove Unknown Volume from defragment and optimize drives [​IMG]
     
    WebMaximus, Oct 17, 2020
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