Making a USB drive visible in Windows Explorer again.  

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  1. Posts : 56,682
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #11

    Until Denis gets back, let's see if we can clean up that SFC with error.

    At an Admin command prompt, copy/paste this and run it.

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Then, re-run your SFC /scannow to see if will repair the errors.
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  2. Posts : 15,998
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #12

    I'm now tied up with something else but I didn't want to leave you dangling -

    SFC logs - my consolidated ditty on SFC errors [WD update problem] - TenForums - look under my heading Extracting SFC results from the CBS.log

    SFC-DISM - TenForumsTutorials, the link I gave you before, includes guidance on fixing things. {I have only just noticed tomcat's post - the command he suggests is covered in the tutorial as well]

    You can get the ISO [for free, all Windows 10 updates are free] using the guidance in How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File - TenForumsTutorials - then you can use the Repair install - TenForumsTutorials procedure I gave you before to do the updating [an alternative name for Repair install is In-Place Upgrade, it is a very powerful tool].

    You ought to make a system image beforehand. See my Macrium ditty, links - TenForums You ought to make system images regularly.

    Why have you not updated already? Has there been a problem?

    I have to go but will check in again later.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 21 Jan 2020 at 05:49.
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  3. Posts : 56,682
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       #13

    So he should ignore trying a simple SFC fix?
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  4. Posts : 15,998
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #14

    TC,

    I had not seen your post when I posted my last. I have now added the comment that the guidance in the tutorial matches what you have proposed.

    I agree with your suggestion.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 21 Jan 2020 at 05:49.
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  5. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #15

    Hi there
    why not simply do

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk nn <nr of your usb drive / disk)
    list volume
    select volume nn <the data partition on the usb drive)
    assign
    exit


    job done

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 15,998
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #16

    jimbo,

    That issue has already been fixed. We are now focussing on SFC & on version updates.

    Denis
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       #17

    f14tomcat said:
    Until Denis gets back, let's see if we can clean up that SFC with error.

    At an Admin command prompt, copy/paste this and run it.

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Then, re-run your SFC /scannow to see if will repair the errors.
    I ran the clean up image and restore health.

    I want to run the SFC command again.

    When looking at the instructions, it says to run this, with the boot drive letter:

    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=D:\windows


    But I don't have a letter next to the boot drive:

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
    Volume 1 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
    Volume 2 System Rese NTFS Partition 549 MB Healthy System
    Volume 3 C NTFS Partition 930 GB Healthy Boot
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  8. Posts : 56,682
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       #18

    Ben a while since reading this thread, but I think all you need is the simple version of that command since you've done the cleanup.

    You ran the DISM cleanup on your OS on C:, so just open a command prompt and type sfc /scannow, Enter.
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  9. Posts : 15,998
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #19

    nuraman00 said:
    When looking at the instructions, it says to run this, with the boot drive letter: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=D:\windows
    That particular form of the SFC command is just for use if you have booted from something other than your normal Windows.
    - You can see the instructions for yourself in an admin comamnd window by entering SFC /?
    - You can also see them at SFC - MSDocs
    - You will use the normal form of the command SFC /ScanNow almost all the time

    nuraman00 said:
    But I don't have a letter next to the boot drive: Volume 3 C NTFS Partition 930 GB Healthy Boot
    and anyway, your Windows drive appears to be listed as your C drive, which is to be expected if you have booted into Windows normally

    Denis
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       #20

    f14tomcat said:
    Ben a while since reading this thread, but I think all you need is the simple version of that command since you've done the cleanup.

    You ran the DISM cleanup on your OS on C:, so just open a command prompt and type sfc /scannow, Enter.
    Try3 said:
    That particular form of the SFC command is just for use if you have booted from something other than your normal Windows.
    - You can see the instructions for yourself in an admin comamnd window by entering SFC /?
    - You can also see them at SFC - MSDocs
    - You will use the normal form of the command SFC /ScanNow almost all the time


    and anyway, your Windows drive appears to be listed as your C drive, which is to be expected if you have booted into Windows normally

    Denis
    Thanks for the responses.

    I ended up not having to run SFC ScanNow again.

    It looks like after doing the restore health, I can now eject a drive in Windows Explorer again, and the drive name and space parameters now disappear again, just like before.

    I'm marking this as solved.
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