Drive letter

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alfauser12
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Drive letter

Could you separate drive letter on your database and adjust dynamically based on hard drive serial number or hard drive volume name on the next version ?

The problem with windows is, when you are using external storage, sometimes drive letter given is different than previous connection, when you try to open a book it fails becasue of drive letter error. This create problem in maintaining consistent connection/link between previous created database and current file location. I know I can change drive letter but if system already given the letter to other device sometimes the process fail to reassign drive letter.

When is windows going to get rid of this drive letter ?! much better with mounting point like in *nix system.

Thanks

admin
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The problem is that these drives can be not only hard drives, but also CD/DVD disks

TenOC
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I set my external drives letter as some letter like S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,or Z. Since Windows add letters like G, H, I etc my drive letter do not change.

admin
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Hi TenOC,
Where the drive letters aren't changed?

TenOC
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[quote=admin]Hi TenOC,
Where the drive letters aren't changed?[/quote]

I do not understand your question. The original posting wrote.


This create problem in maintaining consistent connection/link between previous created database and current file location. I know I can change drive letter but if system already given the letter to other device sometimes the process fail to reassign drive letter.

I was trying to address the if the system already gives the letter to other device. . By using a higher letter the system will never give the higher letter to another device.

admin
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Sorry, I don't understand your issue.
Could you please send us step-by-step, what you do, and what goes wrong?

rvipinkumar@gma...
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Hello,
I guess, I know the Original Poster's issue... I haven't taken it seriously, but yeah I guess it is a problem for some...

So, if I have many Hard disks, like what I currently have, every time I connect the disk to my laptop through USB, the drive letter of the same drive changes to something else (so if I connected say HD-1 in the morning and the drive letter is F:, it will change to something else in the evening if you pop-in some other USB device or even a CD/DVD in between. An eBook F:\sample.pdf will throw up an error from AEM saying the path couldn't be found...)

Hope I have made myself clear...

-Vipin