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Assign fixed letter to VD



  • Specifically, for me, a fixed driveletter for a virtual drive wud be handy. Maybe have an option to ‘set’ this within PA ?

    Something like:

    Virtual Drive letter:
    [_] First available free letter
    [X] Fixed driveletter, viz. [Z]

    -where z can be selected from a pulldown menu.

    brgds


  • conexware

    @wulffra:

    Specifically, for me, a fixed driveletter for a virtual drive wud be handy. Maybe have an option to ‘set’ this within PA ?

    Something like:

    Virtual Drive letter:
    [_] First available free letter
    [X] Fixed driveletter, viz. [Z]

    -where z can be selected from a pulldown menu.

    brgds

    we can do that… for PA 2011 :).
    We planned few other enhancements to that portion of PA anyway.



  • Hello again,
    Getting back to the below - just curious to know - are there any developments as to the below ?
    (I remember having asked for this in another thread
    "Virtual Drive enhancements/improvements " as well).

    The thing is that PA Virtual Drive is ‘stealing’ a drive letter of one of my external USB-drives, so it messes up the driveletter sequence.

    I make use of USBDLM and it is possible to assign a driveletter to Virtual Drives for some applications, like
    Daemon or Slysoft Virtual CloneDrive.

    See:
    http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_help_e.html#by_bustype

    It is then possible to add into the .ini file something like

    [DriveLetters11]
    BusType=SCSI
    DeviceID1=ELBY CLONEDRIVE
    Letter=X

    so, the virtual drive will get driveletter X.

    That works fine for Daemon/Elby
    But how about PowerArchiver ?

    Rather than this workaround, it would be much better to have this (if possible) in the setup of PowerArchiver.
    Maybe, though, the driveletter assignment is done by Windows (instead of PA)?

    Thanks


  • Alpha Testers

    gets a thumbs up from me…:)


  • Banned

    If nothing else, you can always change the drive letter (after you have installed a VD) using Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.

    This it will “stick” within a session, even if you dump one VD and install another.

    Somethings these stick even between sessions.

    Just a thought


  • conexware

    there is also now an permanent mount option that will “stick” after restart.



  • Where can I find that ?


  • conexware

    it should be there if you use full PAVD interface


  • Alpha Testers

    I figure you mean as shown in the screenshot ?
    attachment_p_26574_0_vdrive.jpg



  • Does this allow me to assign a driveletter then ? Am slightly puzzled.


  • Banned

    If you are always want to keep the same VDs loaded, then you could click the box as Spywolf suggests AND set the drive letter using the Control Panel (see above).

    It’s not as simple as you want. But it would work.



  • Sorry friends, thanks to you all for the input.

    However, even though PA is really a fine product, I feel having to deviate to another product only, as far as Virtual Drive is concerned.
    I donot want to go into Windows drivemgt to change letters (have done this dozen of times, having 5 external drives, and Bestcrypt containerfiles that act as drives).

    Right now I am using USBDLM and no matter what drive I switch on,or thumbdrive I plug in, it get’s the right driveletter. Changing driveletters in drivemgt is passed.:)

    Feel bad to say, but I will us Slysoft CloneDrive for the time being and maybe one day in future PA has this ‘fixed’, or I can assign a driveletter to PA Virtual Drive like with Elby (bustype scsi, etc. see my earlier mail).

    Thanks again.


  • conexware

    ok, cool.


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