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Deleted directories on external disk appears on another external disk

Posted on 2013-11-26
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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?
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by:dlethe
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you aren't doing a proper dismount before changing external drives.
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by:jjvalstar
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Ok, but how can I delete this info so it won't be copied over on other external drives?
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jjvalstar earned 0 total points
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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
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by:jjvalstar
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Solution worked for me.
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by:jjvalstar
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No old directories copied onto to the attached external (USB) devices by itself.
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