Windows 10 v2004 is far from being perfect. Now, Windows 10 users who are using Storage Spaces are facing some annoying issues after upgrading to Windows 10 2004. Microsoft has acknowledged that some Windows 10 users are reporting problems using Storage Spaces after upgrading to Windows 10 2004, otherwise known as Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
Windows 10 v2004 unable to access Storage Spaces
Simply put, Windows 10 devices using Storage Spaces are unable to access their Storage Spaces after updating to Windows 10, version 2004. Describing the problem accessing Storage Spaces after upgrading to Windows 10 2004, Microsoft had this to say:
“Devices using Storage Spaces might have issues using or accessing their Storage Spaces after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 (the May 2020 Update) and Windows Server, version 2004. When using some configurations, partition for Storage Spaces might show as RAW in Disk Manager.”
“Microsoft is currently investigating this issue and will provide an update when more information is available.”
How to fix the problem?
Affected users can prevent issues with the data stored in their Storage Spaces. All you need to do is mark them as read-only. Microsoft says there is currently no workaround for this issue. Importantly, Microsoft is also recommending users against running the chkdsk command on affected devices. The problem is affecting both Windows 10 2004 PC and Server users.
“We do not recommend running the chkdsk command on any device affected by this issue.”
How to set Storage Spaces to Read-only
Step 1: Run Windows Powershell administrator and if prompted by a User Access Control dialog for Windows Powershell, select yes.
Step 2: Within the PowerShell dialog, type the following command and press enter:
get-virtualdisk | ? WriteCacheSize -gt 0 | get-disk | set-disk -IsReadOnly $true
Now that you have set your Storage Spaces to read-only, obviously, you will not be able to write to them. So, you cannot store new data on your Storage Spaces. This is a temporary action to ensure the safety of your data stored on Storage Spaces.
“Your device will still be usable, and any volume not seen as RAW should be readable.”