Block “You need to format the disk” message in Windows

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

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    When you click on a drive letter of a drive with a RAW partition that has an assigned drive letter, you get the prompt "you need to format the disk in drive [letter] before you can use it. Do you want to format it?".

    While that is a good thing if the drive is new and you want to start using it, it is not such a good thing if you have encrypted the drive.

    Unmounted encrypted drives, using software such as TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt or other encryption programs, look to Windows just like new drives that need to be formatted so that they can be put to use by the user of the device.

    Full source: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/09/block-you-need-to-format-the-disk-message-in-windows/
     
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