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Disable msg - you need to format drive

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    Disable msg - you need to format drive

    This msg pops up anytine i plugin a drive that is truecrypted. Any way to disable this message for good?

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    Windows 8.1
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    Windows 8.1

    Try reading it! There is a faq that explains how to do it.

    " When I plug in my encrypted USB flash drive, Windows asks me if I want to format it. Is there a way to prevent that? Yes, but you will need to remove the drive letter assigned to the device. For information on how to do so, see the question 'I encrypted a non-system partition, but its original drive letter is still visible in the 'My Computer' list.' "
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    Win 7 / Win 8

    It's buried in that huge FAQ, but extracted, reads as follows:

    I encrypted a non-system partition, but its original drive letter is still visible in the 'My Computer' list. When I double click this drive letter, Windows asks if I want to format the drive. Is there a way to hide or free this drive letter?

    Yes, to free the drive letter follow these steps:

    1. Right-click the 'Computer' (or 'My Computer') icon on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select Manage. The 'Computer Management' window should appear.
    2. From the list on the left, select 'Disk Management' (within the Storage sub-tree).
    3. Right-click the encrypted partition/device and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
    4. Click Remove.
    5. If Windows prompts you to confirm the action, click Yes.
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    Windows 8.1

    Took me less than 2 minutes to scroll down while reading the questions to find the answer.
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