This line from my Backup.bat is supposed to mount a TrueCrypt partition which (partition) occupies an entire 465GB USB external hard drive. This drive and it's twin have been doing a regular job every night for, oh!, two years.
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"C:\Program Files\TRUECrypt\TRUECrypt.exe" /q /lY /v\Device\Harddisk2\Partition1
The twin is still behaving.
I suspect that **I** have misbehaved and pulled a plug a little too quickly. When I mount the partition manually, TrueCrypt shows that the "Device\Harddisk2\Partition1" bit is not visible in the TruCrypt screen.
I also get a message telling me to fix things up.
If I manually select "Harddisk 2:", then TrueCrypt does its thing and "Device\Harddisk2\Partition1" appears (and the backup.BAT runs perfectly).
This is not a critical problem for me. I could re-partition the USB drive, reformat/encrypt it and then RoboCopy its twin overnight.
Question 1: Should I initialize the disk, and if so MBR or GPT (I suspect MBR since I haven't really heard of GPT before)
Question 2: Should I just bite the bullet and re-partition as above?
Question 3: Since these matters don't often affect me, is there a simpler option that I don't know about?
(signed) "Confused" of Toronto