Solved

Deleted directories on external disk appears on another external disk

Posted on 2013-11-26
5
151 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello,
I had a directory structure on a external disk.  I deleted some directories underneath it,

Like:

Root
  --- AA
       --------BBB
  --- CCC

But now, if I connect my external driver to another computer the directory structure will be on that one (it's doing it by himself) in the above case I see the the directories AA and BBB sometimes only see directory CCC.

Also, when I connect a new external drive to my own computer the directories will be there again,

I thought it could be something to do with caching for the dvd writer, but I don't see files there.

Does someone has any idea where I can look?
0
Comment
Question by:jjvalstar
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:dlethe
ID: 39680113
you aren't doing a proper dismount before changing external drives.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jjvalstar
ID: 39680473
Ok, but how can I delete this info so it won't be copied over on other external drives?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
jjvalstar earned 0 total points
ID: 39684783
I resolved the issue by doing:

1. Cleaning External (old) devices from registry

Using USBOblivion64.exe

2. Clear mounting points from registry

Cleaning unused entries at the following registry locations:
HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2
HKEY_USER S-1-5-21-............
Once done, wipe free space to be sure that old data will be destroyed.  I used CCcleaner for it
0
 

Author Comment

by:jjvalstar
ID: 39684791
Solution worked for me.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jjvalstar
ID: 39692042
No old directories copied onto to the attached external (USB) devices by itself.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now