Rclone mount interfering with Windows Update

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Windows Store apps installation/update and Windows Update issues with error 0x800703ed
I had to unmount rclone mount in order to be able to update or install apps/system

Did you experienced such a behaviour? TIA

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.1

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.15

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10 20H2

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone mount mine: M: --vfs-cache-mode=writes --read-only

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = crypt
remote = mydrive:/mydir
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

if there is a bug, odds are it is windows update, as it can be finicky.
and without a rclone debug log, we will never know...

if the mount is read-only, then why try to cache writes?

Good point about the cache.
I understand, but windows logs are hard to find. Nothing in the eventvwr

By the way, I've found the workaround and I thought interesting the community to know this

Apparently error 0x800703ed means

// The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
// Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

So I guess Windows update is poking at it for some reason.

Unmounting it seems like a good plan - I wonder why Windows update is fiddling with it at all though?

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I agree, hard to find why Windows needs to do some actions that rclone doesn't allow
Will do some other tests to investigate

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