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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    UPDATE: Well, the ReFS volume is back. I went in this morning, brought the computer up out of sleep, and the volume is there and both drives are showing as "OK". Other than the steps I've reported (the attempted recovery of data and such), I'd done nothing else. I had actually contacted a...
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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    UPDATE: I ran EaseUS and talked with one of their techs about my situation. The software can read the volume file system structure but, unfortunately cannot recover any files from it. However, it is able to recover nearly all of the files for those file types which it recognizes. Sadly, the...
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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    The drive became unusable immediately at the notification. Windows would no longer access the drive at all so no further file access occurred beyond the failure. This isn't a case of overwriting deleted files. It is an instance of the volume beginning completely inaccessible.
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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    I downloaded and purchased EaseUS which successfully recognized the entire drive structure -- which was impressive. However, so far, none of the recovered files have been usable with any of their apps. I'm still investigating and have reached out to the vendor for recommendations.
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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    Thank you for the reply. This, of course, does nothing to help me resolve my current situation though it could help in the future. I have found these tools which indicate they can recover ReFS data: ReclaiMe, EaseUS, and Remo Recover. I guess I'll look deeper into them.
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    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    Ok, bad news. I just had one of my ReFS drives disappear. I received an error notification from Windows to check my storage space. For the drive in question, "Storage Spaces" shows "Error Failed; remove drive" for each physical drive. "Disk Manager" shows this volume now as RAW rather than...
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Exactly. That was my point. They both use essentially the same components to access the drive. Yet one was normal speed and one was dramatically slower. Bottom line, killing and restarting the mentioned process resolved the issue. Case closed.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Such a problem would not explain why File Explorer is slow while File Open dialogs remain fast (normal speed). Both operations would access the disk in a comparable manner. I had found the issue and commented just before your comment.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    I just found that killing the Logitech Options manger (LogOptionsMgr.exe) tree fixed the issue. Of course, I then lost my keyboard access and had to restart the process. But File Explorer continues to run fine. Very strange...
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Defrag - yes. This is not an SSD. Neither of those would explain why File Explorer is slow but File Open dialogs are not.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Windows 7 SP1, all updates through 10/2017. [This system is an HTPC running Windows Media Center, thus the reason I've not moved it forward.] Recently (within the last few months), I've noticed that using File Explorer is extremely slow. Dramatically slower than it used to be. However, File...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    I found the page Power Setting GUIDs (Windows) but it lists only the "most useful to applications" -- none of which affect the sleep setting. These are more for apps to register for power change notifications. From research, it appears the primary means to interact with these (other than via...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    Well, strange... I've continued to dig into this trying to see what was going on. I just finished some Windows updates on this VM and rebooted. And now it is showing the "Sleep after" setting. Previously, even after a reboot, the setting was not there. I guess something in the updates...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    These are test VMs for evaluating releases upon various Windows clients -- Win7, Win8.1, Win10, x86 and x64 of each, Pro and Enterprise of each. 12 VMs in all. None of them have this issue except for this one Win8.1 VM. I really think the usage and resource topic is a red herring. It is only...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    These are all VMs sitting on a VMware host (non-Windows). This isn't a matter of resources on the host. It is only this one VM that is exhibiting the issue. I have read many other articles which seem to circle around this article but none were helpful for my specific case of not being able to...
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