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Windows 7: Fixing non-writable NTFS-Folder Mounted Partition?

19 Feb 2015   #1
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 
Fixing non-writable NTFS-Folder Mounted Partition?

I had a drive partition on my hard disk that was NTFS-folder mounted so that I could have a HDD area for game resources like minecraft mods and whatnot without filling up my SSD on content it wouldn't really help with.
Anyhow, for whatever reason it has suddenly stopped accepting any copying to the partition and any new-->file I create there immediately shows with a lock icon and the "archived" attribute set.
Can somebody help me get this working properly? I just want to mount the folder as it shows in this image, but so it works:
Win7 64x Home Premium

The partition table.... [Games Cache is the relevant partition, on Disk 1]


How this normally displays:


So people know what I'm talking about ....



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20 Feb 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

You've allowed your disk to convert to Dynamic which is only meant to span a single partition across multiple hard drives.

You must have missed the warning normally given when trying to create in excess of Four Primary Partitions. At that point you could convert one to Logical which would allow as many adjacent Logical sub-partitions as there are letters.

To convert back to Basic non-destructively use Option One in Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

In this case you'll need to delete all but four, then after conversion you can convert one Primary to Logical which will allow you to add as many adjacent Logical sub-partitions as you wish. How to set partition as Primary or Logical with Partition Wizard

To access/copy files on any partition it would also need a drive letter. Partitions that are already nearly full may not accept copy operations.
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20 Feb 2015   #3
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

No, user profile is kill

Oh well, thank you for your help. I'll have to get backed up and give this a go I guess.
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20 Feb 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThelastCanadian View Post
No, user profile is kill
What?
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20 Feb 2015   #5
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThelastCanadian View Post
No, user profile is kill
What?
It's a crummy meme. The affected drive has the partition containing my user profile, so if I have to delete all of those partitions, my profile data will have to be backed up and reloaded.
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20 Feb 2015   #6
gregrocker

 

Yes, I should have mentioned to back up any data you need from any partition in excess of four, which must be deleted before it will convert to Basic.

However if you use Option 1 to convert non-destructively using Partition Wizard v.4.2 or Easeus Home edition, you only need to delete one partition to force conversion.
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20 Feb 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also notice that your (C) partition only has 4% free space.

Window 7 will not work properly with less than 10 % free space.

I'm back to watching.
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21 Feb 2015   #8
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I also notice that your (C) partition only has 4% free space.

Window 7 will not work properly with less than 10 % free space.

I'm back to watching.
Strange. It's been below 10% for a while and this is only a recent problem. Perhaps I should try and free it up a bit though - it is an SSD....
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25 Apr 2015   #9
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Sorry if I just necro'd this, but I thought I'd leave this for posterity:
TeraCopy version 2.8 has major issues with its file operations over NTFS mounted folders. This was likely the issue. Using explorer.exe's default copier seems to resolve this issue.
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