Unable to dismount vhd drive


  1. Posts : 13
    Win 7 Pro
       #1

    Unable to dismount vhd drive


    Howdy all

    On my offline win7-sp1 workstation (this puter is my w10 online one), I mounted a saved MS system image of my C: drv, to grab a couple of files. Had difficulty viewing it in win explorer since it showed in disc management, but not in explorer.

    Fortunately, using my installed Paragon BU program, the image structure was visible & I could retrieve the files.

    However I can't see how to dismount it. I used "All tasks" in disk management, right clicked the vol & all sort of other things, but never found "unmount disk" the only command even close to that is "remove volume". I didn't want to do that w/o checking with you folks.

    This might have something to do with the fact, that since the sys image is a copy of my C: drive, it's an "active" partition, just like the real C: drive. Right clicking & choosing "remove vol" brings up the warning that this drive is an active drive & contains the MBR, etc.

    btw;
    Per w7's Help instructions, I also gave it a drive letter. That didn't make it's structure visible in explorer or bring up a "unmount" command. Only the remove command was available with the same above warning.

    I would appreciate your advice on this, TIA
    Peter
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  2. Posts : 649
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #2

    OnlyMe said:
    I can't see how to dismount it. I used "All tasks" in disk management, right clicked the vol & all sort of other things, but never found "unmount disk" the only command even close to that is "remove volume". I didn't want to do that w/o checking with you folks.
    You want to right-click on the disk number to the far left, not on the volume. That's where the 'Detach VHD' command is hiding. Here my Disk 1 is a mounted VHD.

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  3. Posts : 13
    Win 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the suggestion Bree. I booted the puter to give it a try & guess what?.......the vhd drive was gone,ie, dismounted.

    I believe it never mounted correctly & that's why it didn't show in explorer or have the dismount option available (I might have tried your idea already, but don't remember). By shutting down, it unmounted by itself.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 649
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #4

    OnlyMe said:
    Thanks for the suggestion Bree. I booted the puter to give it a try & guess what?.......the vhd drive was gone,ie, dismounted.

    I believe it never mounted correctly & that's why it didn't show in explorer or have the dismount option available (I might have tried your idea already, but don't remember). By shutting down, it unmounted by itself.
    Yes, that's normal. A vhd is only mounted for the current session, a reboot will dismount it.
      My Computers


 

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