After a "system cleanup" I got an error message indicating there was a problem with my Optane memory in the Intel Rapid software.
I decided to reboot the system, but after that my D: drive (my data drive, which was attached to the Optane Memory, not the system drive "C:") was inaccessible by my Windows 10 Pro OS. The Intel Rapid software showed that the Optane memory was deactivated.
I need to recover my information, allocated in my D drive. Please, advise.
When you use tools like that, you use them at your risk. Optane is difficult enough, without having some "cleanup" tool pretending to know what can and cannot be deleted.
I hope you had a backup. If so, start the repairing and restore, and do not use those cleanup tools again.
Sorry, but I have seen too many users get taken by the "snake oil" magical promises of these tools.
I do have a backup, but is not up to date.
Thinking ahead, while looking for a solution to my present problem: do you have a suggestion about software options to keep Windows 10 in shape?
Personally, I do not trust any cleanup tool or registry tool, especially ccleaner. As far as maintenance on W10, their Storage Sense for temporary files seems to do a fair job, without trying to be the "be-all" cleanup tool. Also, W10 disk cleanup (which MS seems focused to get rid of) is a long time tool used by a lot of people. Again, I do not trust anything, especially stuff that messes with the registry.
I take a backup every Friday, whether I need to or not. It is a discipline, it is a practice. And, it has saved me. I also have turned on checkpoints.
I have Optane on one of my machines. When I take a backup of that machine, I disable optane, take the backup, and then enable optane. Thus, if something goes wrong with the pair, I have a good backup of the drive without optane that I can restore to another drive, or do another pairing with optane.
None of this easy. But, it is a way to ensure my data is safe.