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Windows 7: Multiple Physical drives as one letter (No RAID)

02 Jan 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Luis - please see the post by Kari above.

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02 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Absolutely easiest way to do this is to create a new library, then add all your five disks to the library. After that, you just need to share the library. Easy and simple, you need like 30 seconds to set it up. Windows 7 really makes it easy.

Thank you Kari

I already tried that route, the problem is that I have a Patriot Box Office and though the library folder is shared, is buried very deep in the system file, therefor very hard to find in the Box Office. What I am trying to accomplish is making the movies easier to find in this little box for my wife, she is very technology challenged. Also I run My Movies in the TV room HTPC and to link this folder from the HTPC to the server is very cumbersome. The library might work very good if all the data is in the same PC.

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02 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)


Your Original Post states that you ONLY want to share 5 different drives as a single drive letter and share, now you are changing things by adding a Patriot Box Office and then saying you need things to be easy for other family members, as well has having a HTPC in the mix. I think that all this should have been explained in the very beginning, because now we have wasted our time helping you and we did not have all the information.

Please provide a very detailed explanation of everything you are trying to do so we will have the ability to provide you with a solution. Also include all the things you have tried so we don’t suggest them, plus list all the things you do not want to do like RAID.

It is every frustrating working on solutions to have you come back and say “no tried that, but I need this or that, or by the way I have this equipment too” -WS
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02 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


Sorry, my bad I did not explained to your liking, I ONLY what to share 5 drives like my first post said, period. Perhaps my post answering Kari seems like I did the library before his suggestion, I didn't, it was after that's why I added the Box Office and the HTPC to the equation, this would not have been necessary if I didn't tried the library.

Perhaps you are a "guru" I am not, but I have some knowledge, now what time have I wasted you?, your only post was "+1" and you are the only one complaining. But you know what, I thank you any ways for "all" your valuable time.

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