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Windows 7: no drive letter is created with backup files VHD

15 Jul 2012   #1

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no drive letter is created with backup files VHD

I have a 300GB hard drive that I am trying to attach. After attaching the VHD file and selecting the backup files on the hard drive the device apparently attaches but no drive is created with the next available drive letter so that I can explore the contents of the drive.

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15 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello dparrish216!

What does Disk Management have to say about the drive?
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16 Jul 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello dparrish, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean from a system image VHD file, then you might also check using the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help. :)

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
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