mozilla.exe, the wrong volume is in the drive error. When storing mail on encrypted partitions, I can sometimes do a normal dismount because Mozilla says it has no file lock, but the after the dismount, it complains that the wrong volume is in the dri...

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Nate, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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x86
Windows XP

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

All my mozilla mail is on a partition encrypted with Drivecrypt.  most of the 
time, everything behaves, and drivecrypt cannot unmount my mail parition while 
mozilla is open, but sometimes, it allows a normal/clean a dismount if mozilla 
is open, or mozilla had a email open in the background I didn't catch before 
the dismount.  if this happens, and then I try to close mozilla, there is a 
windows error with the title "mozilla.exe" - Wrong Volume

error text reads:  "The wrong volume is in the drive.  Please insert volume 
into drive \Device\DCRMOUNTs00000000"

and gives options Cancel, Try again, Continue.  None of these options will 
work, they will just cause the window to pop up again.  The X in the window 
won't close it, and task manager won't kill mozilla.exe.

The way to make it go away, is to reboot, or to remount the drivecrypt 
partition and hit try again.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make a drivecrypt parition & mount
2. put your mozilla mail on it
3.  do not close mozilla. 
4.  Attempt a clean dismount of the partition  (sometimes it will, sometimes 
it won't).  If it doesn't, you can do a brutal dismount to see the behavior
5.  Error pops up

Actual Results:  
Wrong volume in drive error...

Expected Results:  
It should always let the OS know that there is an open file on the mounted 
partition so that a normal dismount is impossible without cleanly closing 
mozilla.  At best, a minor annoyance and source of confusion for users, at 
worst it is a data loss situation of whatever you were working on in Mozilla
Mail is not Browser.
Assignee: law → mscott
Component: File Handling → Mail Back End
Product: Browser → MailNews
QA Contact: petersen → esther

Comment 2

15 years ago
reporter: can you try putting cache or bookmarks or something browser-ish onto
the drivecrypt thing? (cache directory can be specified in edit>preferences...,
bookmarks can be configured by setting a special value in user.js).

my bet is that this is xpcom
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Comment 3

15 years ago
I moved the browser cache to the encrypted partition, and repeated testing with
the browser only, leaving mozilla mail closed.  If I dismount the partition with
Mozilla still running, the previously described behavior persists.
http://www.drivecrypt.com/drivecrypt.html is the encryption program I'm using,
but I doubt it has anything to do to it, it just presents a mounted encrypted
partition to the OS as a normal filesystem.  This isn't a critical bug in my
opinion, I'm just pitching in and trying to help a great project as I can.
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Comment 6

11 years ago
The original summary for this bug was longer than 255 characters, and so it was truncated when Bugzilla was upgraded. The original summary was:

mozilla.exe, the wrong volume is in the drive error.  When storing mail on encrypted partitions, I can sometimes do a normal dismount because Mozilla says it has no file lock, but the after the dismount, it complains that the wrong volume is in the drive and it cannot cancel, try again or continue
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