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VeraCrypt volume not showing up in Disk Management

Topics: Technical Issues
Feb 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM

I want to index my VeraCrypt volume in Windows 8.1, but I can't because the volume is not showing up as a possible volume to index. The volume also isn't showing up in Disk Management, while the volume is showing up in Windows Explorer.

Is anyone familiar with this problem? And does someone know how to fix this?
Feb 27, 2015 at 12:51 PM
This is expected behavior with Windows.

You can read about how to mount the volume in Windows as a share.

How can I perform a Windows built-in backup on a VeraCrypt volume? The VeraCrypt volume doesn't show up in the list of available backup paths.
Windows built-in backup utility looks only for physical driver, that's why it doesn't display the VeraCrypt volume. Nevertheless, you can still backup on a VeraCrypt volume by using a trick: activate sharing on the VeraCrypt volume through Explorer interface (of course, you have to put the correct permission to avoid unauthorized access) and then choose the option "Remote shared folder" (it is not remote of course but Windows needs a network path). There you can type the path of the shared drive (for example \ServerName\sharename) and the backup will be configured correctly.