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Windows 7: System Restore shows some drives with resource ID (not drive letter)

07 Oct 2018   #1
svnfrms2r

w7u64
 
 
System Restore shows some drives with resource ID (not drive letter)

Hi,

As my System Restore (see screen shot) shows some drives with resource ID (not drive letter), I wonder if this is a permissions issue or something else is wrong/unrecognized.

If there is a tool for this problem to (also) reset the permissions (ideally for all drives) this would be much appreciated.

Thank you!




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07 Oct 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi svnfrms2r, are your drives mapped?
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07 Oct 2018   #3
svnfrms2r

w7u64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi svnfrms2r, are your drives mapped?
Not that I am aware of it.

According to disk mgmt, two partitions are not assigned, and a third is not created by Windows.

A quick permissions check with NTFS Perms Tool showed all drives are local and current user has full access rights.

How could I find out for sure if any drive is mapped? (I am not aware of any network drives, but maybe the router or the printer have anything to do with it.)
How can I find out from the resource ID what it really is that is being referenced?

Thank you!
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07 Oct 2018   #4
svnfrms2r

w7u64
 
 

Just found that
mountvol /?
does list
'possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points'
and that contained three resource IDs without drive letter, which corresponds to the above find of three unassigned, one not create by Windows. And hence I will assume it is the latter, to be explored under Linux with e.g. gpart.

Besides the new finds, any input most welcome, since the quest is not over
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07 Oct 2018   #5
svnfrms2r

w7u64
 
 

Found out by using PowerShell command
GWMI -namespace root\cimv2 -class win32_volume | FL -property Label,DriveLetter,DeviceID,SystemVolume,Capacity,Freespace
that the two resource IDs shown in above screen shot are actually the two unassigned volumes.
So Paul's hint was right, and in the end, there is no problem.
Phew :)
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08 Oct 2018   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi svnfrms2r,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by svnfrms2r View Post
So Paul's hint was right, and in the end, there is no problem.
Phew :)
You have got to love computers. I am glad you got it sorted .
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