Hidden drive visible after copy operation

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tas3086
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Hidden drive visible after copy operation

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After installing Image for Windows (x64) 3.47 and running the command documented below, a new drive letter appears in windows after the copy operation completion. The "TO" drive is the backup drive to my currently operating drive. This backup drive is a hidden drive thru BIBM, and becomes unhidden after the copy completes with an assigned drive letter. Rebooting makes it hidden again. Any ideas how to fix this error?

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=================== New Operation Starting ===========================
=================== Date: 11/17/2021 08:57:25 AM ===========================
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Script Name : z:\bui9.TBS
script Ver : 2021-10-20 v11.29
TBOSDT Ver : 2.05 (x64) - B
Environment : WINDOWS - Option Locking: 0
Log Location: E:\IFD.LOG
Backup From : 3@0x5: Win10(SSD64)(C)
Backup TO : 0@0x405: Win10(64)()
Backup Type : COPY
Basename : NONE
Incremental : NONE of 0 Available
Comments : NONE
Run Command : IMAGEW64.EXE /ue /copy /sd:3@0x5 /td:0@0x405 /nvn:"Win10(64)"
Options : ,EXEC,COPY,,/csig,
Bios Option : (DOS Only)
EnvironmentD:
EnvironmentW: u;uy;hash;comp:11;max:4GiB;logl:4;of:0x200;evlogl:4;logmax:10MiB;logfile:E:\IFD.LOG;sch:0@0x405:\;csig;v;wco
EnvironmentL:
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[11/17/2021 08:57:26 AM] E:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\TeraByte OSD Tool Suite Pro\win\IMAGEW64.EXE /ue /copy /sd:3@0x5 /td:0@0x405 /nvn:Win10(64)
[11/17/2021 08:57:26 AM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.47
[11/17/2021 08:57:26 AM] Starting ...
[11/17/2021 08:57:26 AM] IMAGEW64.EXE /copy /uy /u /sd:#0x607EE52B@0x5 /td:#0xD1EB1C88@0x405 /csig /wco /nvn:"Win10(64)"
[11/17/2021 08:57:26 AM] Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64-bit (10.0.19043.1.100)
[11/17/2021 08:57:27 AM] PHYLock is waiting for drive writing to stop ...
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] PHYLock using drive C:
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] PHYLock Started
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] PHYLock Using Disk
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] PHYLock version 14
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] Copying: Drive 3 (C:) Win10(SSD64) Partition (05) 60000 MiB NTFS
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] To: Drive 0 Win10(64) Volume (405) 60000 MiB Hidden NTFS
[11/17/2021 08:59:21 AM] Total Sectors:122,880,000 (58.59 GiB) Sectors In Use:112,744,432 (53.76 GiB)
[11/17/2021 09:07:30 AM] 112,678,296 Sector(s) (53.73 GiB) copied
[11/17/2021 09:07:43 AM] Time Elapsed: 0:00:10:17
[11/17/2021 09:07:43 AM] Operation Completed with Error Code 0 (Succeeded)
[11/17/2021 09:07:43 AM] Stop
TeraByte Support
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Re: Hidden drive visible after copy operation

Post by TeraByte Support »

it's not an error, you're copying an unhidden partition so it won't be hidden when copied, there is currently no inverse to the /unhide option. However, if you had an EMBR and restoring same type/location, then I believe the hidden status in the MBR would be maintained. A trick that may work if this is not using gpt, you could use tbosdt to hide it, then copy then unhide it since the change typically doesn't affect windows drive letter on mbr type when already known.
tas3086
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Re: Hidden drive visible after copy operation

Post by tas3086 »

your trick worked perfectly, thanks.
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