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  1. Try launching PowerShell as Administrator. I just ran it on my system and now the Admin account is the owner of everything. takeown /f F:\ /R /D Y Let me know if it was successful for you.
  2. JohnH, Please read this thread. It should help you untangle the problem you're having. Good luck, Terry
  3. Hi Edward, Maybe I can pass on to you what I did to solve that same problem last week. There are a couple of ways to take full control. One is through a PowerShell command and the other is using a GUI doing the same thing I suspect. Of course my work on a computer is based that we have a mouse so throw away the keyboard. Haha Google search for Winaero Tweaker and install. Once install look in the left side pane and find the section Context Menu. You want to add Take Ownership to the context menu of Windows Explorer by ticking the blank box. I don't recall if you need to restart the computer or not. But work in Windows Explorer left pane and find the drive letter that has a problem. Right click the drop down to Take Ownership. You may have to login as an administrator but the Admin account should be the owner anyway. That should help get you going. I did find that sometimes I had to work deep in the folder structer and work my way back up to the root before it worked all the way through. Good luck and if you need help with the PowerShell commands ping me and I'll help you with what my hours upon hours of searching revealed. I will try to reply within 12 to 18 hours. Best regards, Terry
  4. Hi Drashna, Thanks for the reply. I apologize for wording the subject incorrectly. It should have been "How to split a current drive pool". With over 40 hard drives connected there are half that are connected externally. They are currently part of the 40 hard drive pool. My goal is to split the external hard drives so they become their own separate drive pool. The two pools will be mirrored. During storms I can power off and disconnect all external hard drives for safe keeping. Everytime I try to remove one of the hard drives from the pool Drive Pool insists on the standard removal process. I doesn't make sense in my case to remove the data then turn around and copy the data back to the drive again. Does it? Perhaps I'm pushing Drive Pool to do something it's currently not capable of doing. If that's the case I'll revert to using the supported method. Thanks, Terry
  5. I have a 12 bay SAN that screams while it's running. I need to create a new pool and move the drives from the SAN into the newly created pool. That pool will be my backup pool that I'll power on during the weekends to synchronize. At 4TB each I don't have a year to move data off then back on. How can I immediately remove a drive from a pool? As in 3,2,1, done. Thanks.
  6. Sorry for the slowness of responding, but, the license key won't work. I have two and have used one. What do I do? Isn't there a license portal to go to in order to check, delete, re-issue licenses?
  7. I wasn't aware there was such a site, but I would also like to know. It would be helpful because my license didn't work after a system crash and I reapplied the license. Having to run off a temp isn't good practice.
  8. I deactived DrivePool and moved the license to the new computer. The button appears and wants me to click to transfer license. After clicking it closes and the notice appears asking me to transfer license. It's stuck in an infinite loop. Rebooting doesn't solve the problem.
  9. Wow, I really appreciate the super fast response! Thanks for explaining it in such a way that I now completely understand. I guess I can't drop ExpanDrive after all. But CloudDrive definitely has a use it sounds for long term archival storage.
  10. Hi All, Maybe I misunderstood how CloudDrive works. I already have ExpanDrive and mounted the OneDrive for Business as drive Y:. Everyone in the company can see the contents. After installing CloudDrive it wanted me to create what seems to be a whole new drive, requested the size, then formatted it. After doing so none of the previous OneDrive data is there, nor anything that is copied there can be seen by other employees using their OneDrive in File Explorer. Can anyone shed light on what I did wrong? I would like to trash ExpanDrive and configure CloudDrive to be drive Y: and allow everyone to see the contents regardless of what computer they access it from. Am I asking for too much? Thanks, Terry Mundy Independence, Missouri
  11. Sorry, I failed to mention that Disk 5 is the DrivePool's created drive. All of the physical drives that make up Disk 5 are all brand new and I used PassMark's BurnInTest for 24-27 hours before using them. The error is when DrivePool combines the 4 disks to make Disk 5. This has never happened to anyone from my research. Murphy's Law. Caught me again. I'm just going to take this in stride. Terry
  12. Hi All, DrivePool has been my favorite for home and small office so much that I recently installed on a friends' business server. Setup: HP DL380 Windows Server 2016 Standard 8GB RAM System partition x2 HP 250GB (RAID) Data partition x4 Seagate 2TB (using DrivePool) Brand new server installation from the ground up last night. Within 5 minutes of logging into the server it crashes. Event viewer lists only the following as the reason for crashing. "The IO operation at logical block address 0x21 for Disk 5 (PDO name: \Device\0000003f) was retried." At this point I have no choice but to remove DrivePool until I solve the problem. One drive is sufficient for now. I'll write a script to mirror the data to the other drives before the backup runs. Thanks, Terry Mundy
  13. The computer that I used as a server (iSCSI initiator) has a bad PSU. I desperately need the data so quickly turned one of the HP iSCSI Target servers into the initiator server. However, I don't see a way to add the VHDX's to the StableBit pool. Am I stuck moving all of the data from VHDX to Physical hard drives? I hope someone has a trick to add it. Thanks, Terry
  14. This explanation makes total since after I installed a hard drive monitoring program that updates once every few seconds. It was installed to help determine which hard drive was failing and causing lengthy latency times and R/W was as slow as a floppy. Off to the shredder it goes!
  15. For some unknown reason the ability to Disable File protection didn't appear as an option until I stopped the StableBit service, ISCSI Initiator service, and ISCSI Target service then restart all services and relaunch StableBit. All is well now. It's simply measuring now. Perhaps I can use StableBit to perform the file protection instead of my third party app.
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