Storage Spaces is a feature that allows you to group multiple drives into pools, which you can then use to create storage spaces with different types of RAID-like technologies, such as mirror and parity, to help protect your data from drive failures, and expand storage over time. Once the company acknowledged the problem, it also offered steps to mitigate and recover files on affected devices, and now, it appears that a permanent fix is on the way. On July 31, Microsoft made available a preview of the next cumulative update (KB4568831) expected to arrive during the August 2020 Patch Tuesday, and the list of improvements and fixes (buried at the bottom of the page), you can find two fixes specific to Storage Spaces, including:

Addresses an issue with in-memory parity bitmaps that can cause data integrity issues on Parity Storage Spaces. Addresses an issue that prevents the creation of a storage pool using Manage Storage Spaces in Control panel.

If you have been affected by this problem, the fix is coming soon. However, if you can’t wait, it’s also possible to download and install update KB4568831 manually using these links.

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