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Windows 7: External HDD same path on server and local

14 Nov 2013   #1
eagle3ye

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
External HDD same path on server and local

Hello,

I have an Ubuntu based home server with a portable usb hard drive shared via samba. I have the drive mapped to windows network drives on both my desktop and laptop. Several programs are dependent on this exact path (e.g., itunes). When I leave the house, however, I'd like to remove this drive from the network and bring it with me. The problem is, when I mount the drive to my laptop, the path is different so itunes and my myriad of other dependent programs can't find it.

What would be a solution to this problem?

Thanks a lot.


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14 Nov 2013   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

is it giving it a different letter in ubuntu or windows if windows you can always make it have the same letter by assigning it one in disk management.
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14 Nov 2013   #3
eagle3ye

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ubuntu doesn't use drive letters. There has to be a way to do this... I'm racking my brain but nothing is coming to mind.
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14 Nov 2013   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Which one does it not be the same when you put it back, the windows system or the Ubuntu server?
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