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Windows 7: Is there a way to make windows believe that a mapped drive is smaller

01 Aug 2014   #1
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
Is there a way to make windows believe that a mapped drive is smaller

I know this might sound stupid..... mostly because to a certain extent, it is...

I mapped my google drive to my HDDs list using CMD. Worked great (short of the locked permissions logo in the bottom left of all the folders despite having ownership of the folder but thats O.K. for now!). The problem is that because its not really its own drive and is part of my C:\ drive, it thinks that it is almost a Tb large. I don't suppose there is a way to fake the actual drive size in windows, at all? I don't like memory patchers for these sorts of things... just one more service to deal with. Perhaps, is there a way to adjust it in the registry? or something? I don't exactly want the bar gone all together, because it is useful, I am just too OC to look at it and see the wrong denominator value...

Thanks for the help


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01 Aug 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I highly doubt such a facility exists.
What legitimate reason could there be why such should be provided? I can think of several why it shouldn't.
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01 Aug 2014   #3
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
I highly doubt such a facility exists.
What legitimate reason could there be why such should be provided? I can think of several why it shouldn't.
erm, because, again, the drive Is NOT almost a Tb big, its 100gb.... Showing me the size of my C drive serves me NO purpose on a cloud drive... Hence my point about the denominator value being wrong... "18 out of 694gb used"

I appreciate the help. It would be nice if one did exist.
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01 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about mapping it to a seperate 100GB partition.
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01 Aug 2014   #5
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How about mapping it to a seperate 100GB partition.
I like the idea, though, I am not sure how I would do it. My only guess that it spoofed the C drive in the first place is that it is in C:\Users\(user name)

To be honest, if google drive let me choose which folders to sync, instead of using only the google drive folder, I would do exactly that; make a new 100gb partition on my second HDD and just set it to be my sync folder...
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