When Running FTK As Non-Admin Cannot Select Physical Drives When Choosing "Restore Image To Disk"

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FTK does not display any physical drives when selecting the "destination drive" drop-down on the "restore image to disk" command.

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Close FTK and rerun with administrator rights (i.e. right-click FTK and choose "Run as administrator").



The "restore image to disk" command needs administrator-level privileges to function properly. FTK.exe needs administrator-level privileges to be able to access physical disk information from the Windows OS.


Applies To

All of the below, when the application ftk.exe is installed for and is being run as a non-administrator (i.e. a Windows login that is not a local administrator).


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