Microsoft KB Archive/254470
Article ID: 254470
Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
This article was previously published under Q254470
After you upgrade to Windows Millennium Edition (Me), information contained on a DriveSpace-compressed volume is not available. The compressed volume appears in My Computer as a drive labeled "Host for Drive
X is the drive letter assigned to the compressed volume).
Windows Me does not support fixed-disk compressed volumes and does not start by default with the compressed volume mounted.
To access data on a fixed-disk compressed volume, use either of the following methods.
NOTE: This article assumes that the Disk Compression tools are installed. To install them, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, and then click the Windows Setup tab.
To have the compressed volume mount after every reboot:
- Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
- In the right Windows Explorer pane, double-click the Programs folder.
- In the right Windows Explorer pane, double-click the Startup folder.
- In the right Windows Explorer pane, right-click an empty area, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
- In the Command Line box, type drvspace /mount
xis the drive letter of the host drive. Click Next.
- Click Finish.
To quickly mount the compressed drive for the current session only:
- Click Start, click Run, type drvspace /mount
xis the drive letter of the host drive, and then click OK.
- Double-click My Computer, and then double-click the compressed volume to verify that the drive is mounted and the data is accessible.
The DriveSpace tool in Windows Me does not support fixed-disk compression. Compression for removable drives only is supported in Windows Me.
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