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Storage Spaces not in Explorer, show in Manage Stor Spaces

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 PRO

    Storage Spaces not in Explorer, show in Manage Stor Spaces


    Apologies if this has already been covered. I did try a search but got nothing specific to my problem.

    I currently have 4 Windows 8.1 Pro units around my desk.
    One is general day to day.
    One is gaming, audio & video work.
    One is a currently retired 'server' for backups.
    One is the replacement 'server' for backups.
    This contains an SSD system disk, a 2Tb HDD for Macrium Reflect images and 2 Storage Space pools.
    One consists of 2x250Gb HDD's called DATA & assigned to drive letter 'D'.
    The other consists of 4x1TB HDD's called STORAGE & assigned to drive letter 'E'

    The replacement 'server' unfortunately decided to go do-lally :(
    All I know is, it suddenly decided to reboot 4 days ago and everything went haywire.

    As a result I purchased a new motherboard, CPU, ram with the intention of building a fresh install of windows 8.1 on the basis the storage pools would show up in the new system.

    Here is the problem !
    The pools show up in Control panel /Storage Spaces as DATA (F:) and STORAGE (G:)
    Both pools show as OK and all 6 drives show as OK.
    If I click on 'view files' nothing happens :(
    If I go to windows explorer they show up as Local Disk (F:) and Local Disk (G:)and if I double click to open I get a 'Location is not available. F:\ is not accessible. The volume repair was not successful'. Same for G:

    Why is Storage Space manager saying they are working properly when nothing else can access them?
    Are they recoverable somehow or have I lost everything ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    nice
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Not technically solved, but I managed to retrieve the files I needed to by purchasing ReclaiMe File Recovery software.

    Now in the process of copying everything from the various storage space pools I have on the other units and going back to good old NTFS drives and file comparison software.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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