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       31 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows drive not visible - A bug or a feature that can be turned off?


    I'm running a dual-boot Intel NUC system (have Linux-based LibreELEC running via USB flash and Windows 10 Insider Preview running on SSD). Previously I had managed to play videos stored in the Windows SSD drive via LibreELEC/Kodi (I added the Windows location as Video Source). Last week, I noticed that not only had LibreELEC/Kodi lost the video locations but also the Windows drive itself. I do see one partion via LibreELEC but it's not the partition where my user files are. As I haven't changed anything in LibreELEC/Kodi nor the BIOS, the only culprit can be Windows 10 as I had updated at least two new Insider Preview builds before I noticed something was wrong.

    Do you have any advise for me? Could this be a Windows build bug or does Windows have a feature which might prevent it from being seen as local drive? I would of course revert back to an older build but, running a smaller SSD, I always erase the previous build after update as I've never ran into any problems with Insider builds (well, maybe until now).
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  2.    31 Oct 2016 #2

    Windows updates in general (big ones, that is, like going from 1507 to 1511 or 1511 to 1607, or from one new Insider update to another when the primary build number changes) will reset associations, preferences, and so forth to defaults. You probably just lost your config data when you made those updates. Example: I like to use Restore Points, but every major update turns them off. So I've learned to remember to turn them back on as part of the "moving forward from a new major update" drill. I have to imagine it's the same for your video stuff. You can either write a script or batch file to automate this process, or simply remember to do it by hand after each major update. Hopefully, MS will change this behavior in the future (they've certainly gotten plenty of requests to do so in the Insider Program) but until they acquiese, this is what we have to do...
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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