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Can't create folders on storage drives using Windows 7

Q: Can't create folders on storage drives using Windows 7

I recently built this computer see other a thread on building a PC using Windows on a ssd drive and I used my sata drives for storage audio video The other drives folders using Can't 7 storage create Windows on drives are from my old system and they were set up for RAID I re-formatted the drives but now they automatically create a system info folder and a recycle bin folder I don t know why but Can't create folders on storage drives using Windows 7 I can t create a folder on these drives They are patitioned NTFS Does this have something to do with the RAID configuration from my old system I need to create folders to manage my projects but it will not allow it Also I installed Norton on the system I am using the internet for downloading programs I need once everything is going smooth I will no longer access the web with this PC The Norton has an error on it and when I try to fix it it gets stuck on trying to optimize the storage disk E My SSD is drive C with a partition D for B U the next drive is E Does anyone know what I am doing wrong Thanks to anyone who can speak to this problem nbsp

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A: Can't create folders on storage drives using Windows 7

Which RAID Configuration are you in? I think you may have have it set up incorrectly. Depending on what RAID you are using will depend on how your drives can be used. Let us know what RAID you are running which you should be able to find this in your RAID control panel when you boot into it. Thanks.
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What are your computers specs and Operating System?
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What files are you trying to paste? If you are trying to paste files into a System Folder, there might be a problem. Are you doing that?
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A:Help: Windows 8 Storage Spaces and 3Tb Drives

Sorry you are having problems with this. I was not running a Storage Spaces until you posted and then I decided to try it using 2 640 GB drives. Not many of us have 15 hard drives laying around.

None of us would want to be responsible for you loosing any data, so any suggestions should be vetted thoroughly before you take any action.

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I will hope, that because the drives show as disconnected, the data was maintained on the remaining drives. Is there any way you can tell for sure?

So, some questions. of the 15 drives, how are they connected to your system?

Are you using a UEFI or Legacy install? My drives were configured as GPT by the Utility, but I run UEFI.

Now, my tests:

I had to test using a Mirror setup, since I only have two drives. You need at least 3 for parity. If I can find another drive, I might try that later.

But I created the pool, shut down the system and removed the drives. A reboot showed no storage spaces in disk management.

I plugged one of the drives back in (hot swappable) and the pool came back with just the one drive. The Spaces utility showed the files there and a yellow triangle with "drives disconnected" type message you seem to show. Of course, my drive was disconnected. I plugged it in and the space rebuilt, and everything green again.

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Hi Cathie, Welcome to Seven Forums
I dont like using the storage folders, when I get mail I want to keep, I open it, click file & save as... then put it in an external hdd.
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A:Windows Live Mail and its storage folders

Quote: Originally Posted by WayneWelgush

...60GB's of email was deleted from his Windows Live mail...

I've been saving mail since 2001 (10 years) and the size of my "Windows Live Mail" appdata folder is about 600MB. It can't hurt to do a repair install of Windows Live Essentials via Programs and Features. (I think the 2011 version requires that anyway due to a bug in Junk mail filtering.) You might also try sorting the mail into smaller sized groups before exporting from the original program and keep them sorted the same way in WLM. I found more suggestions here: Re: live mail message store folder size - is there a maximum? And here:
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A:Moving Storage Folders in Windows Live Mail

Hi Jerbear, welcome to Seven Forums.
If your pc crashes, you will lose all the mail in WLM. Depending on what email account you have, the messages can be read by accessing it directly. Here's a better method. Never Lose Emails.pdf
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Originally Posted by oldMGguy

How do I import long-term storage files (with lots of really, really important emails I wish to save) from Windows Live 2012 to the new Windows 10 email program? Can't find any how-to help anywhere so far.

That's because it currently can't be done!

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Hello geordief
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Have you had a look in the Recycle Bin, they might be there, but you will be very lucky if they are.

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Hello Hairyscot,

When you select include a system image it will back up your c: drive and system reserved if you have one. Basically any drive which is needed for windows to run. You can select any drive to include in the backup if you want. When you do a restore it will restore ALL the drives that were selected in the backup, not individual ones.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalguy

...1st Question: How can I keep the storage folders at the top on restart?
2nd Question: How can I have deletions and sent messages, automatically placed into the appropriate Storage Folders, rather than into the individual email accounts?...

1) Can't move them and have them stick. That's a bug from 2009 that apparently has not yet been fixed.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Visigoth

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If you still require assistance, I am not seeing any installed Anti Virus program. Here are 2 very good free Antivirus products which are available: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic.

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A:Split drives need more storage

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Hello Steph, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you meant that you used Windows Live Mail, then you could also install it in Windows 8.

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Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Email Messages - Windows 7 Forums

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A:why not use Storage Folders for all inactive emails?

Quote: Originally Posted by koalady

...what is the operational difference between Storage Folders and the account-related ones...

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A:USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)

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The message: USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)
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ried the wizard a few times - Windows can’t find the software. I don’t have a disk that it will take either.
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3. Download and install 7-Zip from
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A:USB mass storage drives are not working

I just checked 2 of mine.
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A:Deleting in Inbox also deletes in Storage folders.

Quote: Originally Posted by spamrp44

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A:Storage Space set up on computer with data on drives...

Hi can you not dedicate 0ne or both of the 3Tb drives to video/audio. If you could then everything would be on one drive and I would guess each would take a lot of DVD's / downloads

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Importing messages into WLM creates a "Storage Folders" account which can't seem to be deleted.

I really want to get rid of this and it's sub folders, would uninstalling then reinstalling WLM sort this out?

Any Ideas?


A:Unable to delete Storage folders from Live Mail.

Hello ElBeasto,

In Windows Live Mail...

Click on View on the menu bar (Alt+M), and Layout. Next uncheck the Show Storage folders option under folder Pane, and click on OK.

Hope this helps,
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I have 7 different email accounts on my WLM. Currently, whenever I send or delete a message, it goes into the corresponding folder under the designated email account. This requires that when I want to search for a deleted or sent item, I have to look under every account to find it.

I currently have Quick View and storage folders moved to the top, and now move any sent and deleted items to these manually, so I have them all in one place.

Is there any way, that when I delete or send a message, that it will automatically be sent to the storage folders, rather than the actual email account folders?

A:Send Deletions and Sent Items to Storage Folders, not Accounts

Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalguy

I currently have Quick View and storage folders moved to the top, and now move any sent and deleted items to these manually, so I have them all in one place.

Is there any way, that when I delete or send a message, that it will automatically be sent to the storage folders, rather than the actual email account folders?

Answered here: Windows Live Mail Storage Folders moved up, drop back on restart?
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I've just bought a Samsung SATA DVD drive, model SH-S223L/RSMN. It appears in Device Manager as TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223L ATA Device. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit.

It seems to be working fine, but in Windows Explorer (Tiles, Group by Type) it appears in the Hard Disk Drives group, and not under Removable Storage.

The only change I have made since installing it is to add an UpperFilters entry to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} to make iTunes start without complaining. I don't think this is related.

Any ideas how to get it back in the right group?

A:DVD in Hard Disk Drives group, not Removable Storage

I would check your bios settings. What's the port it's plugged into designated as?