How did these show up?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by frank47, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. frank47

    frank47 Registered Member

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    All that use to show was floppy drive,c drive and drive d.I have no E drive.and i can't figure out how shared docs, and nicks docs got there.Can you tell me how to fix this? It poses no harm but its confusing.Thanks
     

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  2. twl845

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    Are you Nick, or is there someone you know named Nick that has access to your computer? If so, these 2 folders are probably misfiled. Figure out where they belong and right click and use "Send to" to move them to their proper spot. It looks like Drive E is your CD Rom drive.
     
  3. Saraceno

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    As twl845 mentioned, this usually shows up when multiple people use the one system at work. Someone called Nick either logged in or these files might have been dragged from a removable drive.

    Either way, just delete the folder.
     
  4. frank47

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    Thanks Fellows. my docs. are on my desktop.I just realized My documents and Nicks docs(which is me)are all the same documents.I can't delete them from my computer area. Right click does not give me that option.Also have only one dvd drive.Checked device manager,my dvd drive is listed plus
    DOPGR596BOX5CS1 cd rom drive have no idea what this is.
     
  5. innerpeace

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    What OS are you running? If that pic is from "My Computer" do not delete anything from it. As a rule, do not delete anything that you didn't create yourself. By that I mean individual files such as documents, music, etc. And while were at it, never delete a program, they need uninstalled :)

    Here is a pic of my XP Home SP3 "My Computer". I am the admin on this machine and "Owner's Documents" are mine. Yours looks pretty normal to me except for maybe the phantom cd/dvd drive. Is this a used computer or have you ever replaced cd/dvd drives?

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  6. frank47

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    Thanks Innerpeace, great advice.It does no harm Just wasn't used to seeing it.
    I'll leave it alone.
     
  7. ThunderZ

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    The phantom drive sounds like it may have been created by a program like Daemon or Alcohol 120.
     
  8. frank47

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    Just an update to all who helped me. I uninstalled the phantom drive from device manager with no repercussions.Thanks again.
     
  9. Espresso

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    Looks like some software you use installed a virtual drive.

    As for the docs folders, you can remove them with TweakUI. You can create custom folders there with Folder2MyPC.
     
  10. frank47

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    The phantom drive keeps showing up when i reboot.How can I find out what program I downloaded is causing it?
    INSTEAD OF UNINSTALLING IN DEVICE MANAGER I DISABLED IT. NOW IT DOESN'T LOAD ANYMORE.tHANKS
     
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