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Problem with /a and /e arguments

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I start without VeraCrypt running, then invoke it using the /a /e /v and /p parameters to open an encrypted , file container, either from a DOS command window (for testing) or from within the KeePass password manager (my normal usage). My understanding is that this should mount the specified volume, open a VeraCrypt window which displays that the volume has been mounted with an assigned a drive letter, and open an Explorer window for that container.

However, the mount is not displayed in the VeraCrypt window until I select Tools -> Refresh Drive Letters, and in some circumstances the Explorer window is not opened either.

This used to work but stopped when I upgraded VeraCrypt a while ago; I think it was from v1.15 to v1.16, though I am now running v1.17 and still have the same problem. I have provided more detail below of different scenarios that I have tried, in each case invoking VeraCrypt using the same /a /e /v /p parameters.

*** Scenario 1: Windows 7 64-bit, VeraCrypt v1.15 (I think, I no longer have this configuration available to test)
Worked correctly:
  • container mounted
  • mount appears in VeraCrypt window
  • Explorer window opens immediately
*** Scenario 2: Windows 7 64-bit, VeraCrypt v1.17 64-bit
Works partially:
  • container mounted
  • mount does not appear in VeraCrypt window until you use Tools->Refresh Drive Letters
  • Explorer window does open immediately
*** Scenario 3: Windows 10 64-bit, VeraCrypt v1.17 64-bit
Works partially, and worse than Windows 7:
  • container mounted
  • mount does not appear in VeraCrypt window until you use Tools->Refresh Drive Letters
  • Explorer window does not open until you double-click the mount after refreshing drive letters
I tried scenarios 2 and 3 on both my day-to-day file container and a new blank file container that I created for these tests. The results were the same in both cases.

I hope this makes sense.

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