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Windows 7: PC won't remember drive letter

04 Feb 2014   #11
pkerr

Win 7 pro 32bit
 
 

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What software are you using?
Why would that matter?
I'm doing this on Windows Server 2008 but I'm having the same issue on a regular 'ol windows 7 PC
You want help or not?
Yes, Thanks.
But what software are you talking about? It's a script that copies files over from my NAS device. And as I said, I have this problem on even a "normal" PC not remembering that I've connected the drive. At least it only can remember one.


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04 Feb 2014   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I've never used tape to do backups before, but to the best of my knowledge, what you want to do cannot be done. Every drive has to have a different drive letter unless it is like WHS said you leave a blank drive letter which is next in line for windows to assign to it. But even then, if you plug something else in, it will have that letter by default. So, the software you are using will need to be the key. The software could be programed to back up to 1 drive on one day and the next drive the next day and so on and you would still get what you want. That is the only way I can think of to do it.
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04 Feb 2014   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It is not the computer not remembering, it is the rules of the computer that each drive must have a different drive letter. That is the only way the computer distinguishes one drive from another.
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04 Feb 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Instead of having your script copy the files to a drive letter, would it be possible to have it copy to a drive name? I use FreeFileSync which does something similar to what your script does. It has an option to mirror files from folders (or a drive) to folders on another drive (or the drive itself). That second drive can be identified by the drive name instead of the drive letter. That way, it doesn't matter what the drive letter is as long as all the destination drives have the same drive name.
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04 Feb 2014   #15
pkerr

Win 7 pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok. Instead of having your script copy the files to a drive letter, would it be possible to have it copy to a drive name? I use FreeFileSync which does something similar to what your script does. It has an option to mirror files from folders (or a drive) to folders on another drive (or the drive itself). That second drive can be identified by the drive name instead of the drive letter. That way, it doesn't matter what the drive letter is as long as all the destination drives has the same drive name.
When you say drive name I'm assuming it is the name that I see next to the drive letter? For instance when I connect the drive I see:
Back up G:
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04 Feb 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pkerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok. Instead of having your script copy the files to a drive letter, would it be possible to have it copy to a drive name? I use FreeFileSync which does something similar to what your script does. It has an option to mirror files from folders (or a drive) to folders on another drive (or the drive itself). That second drive can be identified by the drive name instead of the drive letter. That way, it doesn't matter what the drive letter is as long as all the destination drives has the same drive name.
When you say drive name I'm assuming it is the name that I see next to the drive letter? For instance when I connect the drive I see:
Back up G:
Yes.
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04 Feb 2014   #17
pkerr

Win 7 pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pkerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok. Instead of having your script copy the files to a drive letter, would it be possible to have it copy to a drive name? I use FreeFileSync which does something similar to what your script does. It has an option to mirror files from folders (or a drive) to folders on another drive (or the drive itself). That second drive can be identified by the drive name instead of the drive letter. That way, it doesn't matter what the drive letter is as long as all the destination drives has the same drive name.
When you say drive name I'm assuming it is the name that I see next to the drive letter? For instance when I connect the drive I see:
Back up G:
Yes.
OK.. I'll keep that in mind and give that a try.
Thanks!
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17 Aug 2014   #18
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

Why not use good old command line to assign Z: to the drive that is plugged in as a conditional command of there being a folder or file being there in the root. Try Take Command LE. That will solve your problem.
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17 Aug 2014   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Why not use good old command line to assign Z: to the drive that is plugged in as a conditional command of there being a folder or file being there in the root. Try Take Command LE. That will solve your problem.
Considering the last previous post was back in February, I suspect the issue was already taken care of a long time ago.
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18 Aug 2014   #20
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmshah View Post
Why not use good old command line to assign Z: to the drive that is plugged in as a conditional command of there being a folder or file being there in the root. Try Take Command LE. That will solve your problem.
Considering the last previous post was back in February, I suspect the issue was already taken care of a long time ago.
OMG!! That shuts down some "innovative" ideas ( really ???) from jumanji

No, that is not going to happen.

So jumanji goes on to a new thread under General Discussions. How to make Windows assign the same drive letter to all externals ( only one drive at a time)

Soon to be released.

EDIT: Released: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...externals.html ( moved from General Discussion to this subforum)
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