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psychedelic-squid
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Drive Letter

How would I go about having my PortableApps drive always show up as a particular letter (unless that letter's taken)? I would like to do it from an AutoIt script if possible. Otherwise, I'll use VC++ 6.

I'm particularly aiming this question at SmithTech, as I know his menu does it (on the other hand, it does it from Delphi/Pascal, which may be very different).

Any and all help gladly welcomed.

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Subst.exe

All my menu does is call the windows executable subst.exe.
Its a command line utility so if you type subst.exe /? into a command window it will give you the syntax for arguments.

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USBDLM

Hi!
There is a tool called USBDLM (USB Drive Letter Manager) here: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.htm

Ist allows you to define Driveletter according to all posible conditions (DviceID, USB port, Filename Exists,...).

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Has to be installed

I believe that utility has to be installed on the host PC, so its not very portable.

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True

But it allows you to mount always defined Driveletters on your PCs Smile
There is alos a tool calles ReMount which is just commandline. It can mount ot other Drfiveletter and even Junction Smile

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Great advice.

type subst.exe /? into a command window

Excellent! Works a treat. I should be able to call this command from AutoIt or C++.

Thanks, SmithTech!

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environment

If you are using AutoIT or C++, they can both detect what drive the are running on, so you could pretty easily have them set an environment variable like

SET PADRIVE=S:

or something, then us %PADRIVE% everywhere instead of S: (or that sort of thing).

If you are using subst, you might run into a situation where the drive letter you want to use is already assigned to something else.

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B: is pretty rare nowadays.

B: is pretty rare nowadays.

Vintage!

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Uhhhh

Rare is not the same as never.

I've seen several people who say "I'll just use B:, since its rare these days". I'm the type who figures they will end up on each other's machines sooner or later...

MC

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