Cannot hide "System Volume Information" on a mapped network drive.


  1. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #1

    Cannot hide "System Volume Information" on a mapped network drive.


    Here's a good one.

    Have a USB connected SSD Drive hanging off the router.
    When the main directory is displayed, I see the "System Volume Information" folder on it.

    Tried hiding it - all to no avail.

    Ideas welcome.

    Thanks.

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  2. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    Make sure that "system volume information" has BOTH the System and Hidden attributes set.

    You can verify this from an elevated command prompt with this command:

    attrib "D:\system volume information"

    Make sure to substitute the correct drive letter in place of the D: I used above.
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  3. Posts : 31,886
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Compumind said:
    Here's a good one.

    Have a USB connected SSD Drive hanging off the router.
    When the main directory is displayed, I see the "System Volume Information" folder on it.

    Tried hiding it - all to no avail.

    Ideas welcome.

    Thanks.

    I have a usb HDD being shared by my router. I see exactly the same as you. None of the files or folder ntfs attributes can be seen, modified, or have any effect. All files/folders are visible whether or not they are hidden when the same usb hdd is connected directly to a Windows PC. The only attribute visible to the windows client is the Directory attribute.

    I can only surmise that this is because the router is running a Unix-based OS. It is unable to process the ntfs attributes and make them available to Windows when it connects to the share.
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  4. Posts : 31,886
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Bree said:
    I can only surmise that this is because the router is running a Unix-based OS. It is unable to process the ntfs attributes and make them available to Windows when it connects to the share.
    Here I have mapped Z: to my share on the router. No attributes can be seen.

    Cannot hide "System Volume Information" on a mapped network drive.-image.png
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  5. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Bree said:
    Here I have mapped Z: to my share on the router. No attributes can be seen.

    Cannot hide "System Volume Information" on a mapped network drive.-image.png
    Yes, same here.

    Another problem that I have is with my Sabrent NVMe SSD enclosure via USB to the router in place of my USB connected HDD.
    Formatted for NTFS as a single 2 TB volume, it first appears to work correctly.

    However, one I start copying a file over a few megabytes I see this:

    Cannot hide "System Volume Information" on a mapped network drive.-ssd-copy.png

    There a a few variables here - the enclosure, NVMe, cable and of course, the router itself (and the Linux variant OS in it.)
    Has anyone seen this before?

    Of course, my USB attached 2 TB HDD works fine.

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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    I was able to get rid of the folder by first renaming it, then deleting it. I doubt it matters but I renamed it .info in case that makes a difference.
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