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HELP!!! Unable to mount volume on VeraCrypt after PC crashed

Jul 31, 2019 4:41PM PDT

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 510 with Windows 10. I was mounted to a volume on a network drive when my computer crashed, it rebooted and I tried to mount it again and this dialogue box popped up:

WARNING: The host file/device is already in use!
Ignoring this can cause undesired results including system instability.
All applications that might be using the host file/device (for example, antivirus or backup applications) should be closed before mounting the volume.
Continue mounting?

I believe I am now unable to mount because it did not dismount properly when it crashed.

I have tried a full PC reboot as I understand Widnows 10 fastboots.
I've also tried disabling Windows Defender.

I am only able to locate the volume when I'm logged in as I said it's on a network drive, so locating the drive via disk mgmt is out of the question because it's not local.
I can still access the network drive and my other volumes on VeraCrypt, but not this one that was open when my notebook crashed.
The last time I backed the volume up was 2 months ago and I'm afraid I've lost the last 2 months of work - lesson learned.

Is anybody able to help me please?

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you can't do anything
Jul 31, 2019 4:47PM PDT

unless you can contact who runs the server, it's up to them. Otherwise wait a day and maybe it will reset itself, not the server, but the "share".

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Jul 31, 2019 5:17PM PDT

Crap, he's on holiday for a couple of weeks..

Thank you!

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