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cannot reattach Virtual drive after reboot

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    cannot reattach Virtual drive after reboot


    Hi there. I created a virtual drive on my windows 8 system recently. It's got some important files in it. The vhd file still exists, but after reboot the drive was gone. Now some forum for windows 7 says to click on disk management and attach vhd. But 'attach vhd' is grayed out, so nothing happens. What is the solution? Thanks in advance.

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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Figured it out. Had to use diskpart command with 'select vdisk', and then attach vdisk. My files were all there.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    The Attach option in Disk Management might be greyed out if you do not have a partition selected. When you start Disk Management, it might look like one partition is highlighted, but select one anyway.

    Glad you got it worked out...
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
    Figured it out. Had to use diskpart command with 'select vdisk', and then attach vdisk. My files were all there.
    You can also automate this process so that the VHD is mounted at startup.
    VHD - Auto-mount at Startup in Windows 8
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thank you both, Saltgrass and DavidY, for the tip. I appreciate that info.
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