scott needs hel wrote:
> For either, or ideally both, Vista and XP, is there a way I can name USB
> ports so that when I click on the eject icon in the task bar to safely
> eject the device, I don't have to remember what USB drive is in what
> Right now it says something like "*Safely remove mass storage device -
> drive X*",
> when I would like it to say something like "*Safely remove USBdrive2-
> Drive X*" or just simply "*Safely remove USBdrive2*", or hell, I'd even
> go for "*Safely remove mass torage device - drive X - USBdrive2*". So
> long as the name is in there somewhere, I'd be happy!
> I use like 5-6 different external hard drives / flash cards / MP3
> players on my system, many of which are often taken out and put in. I'd
> like an easier way to remember than having to open "My COmputer" window
> and looking at the drive letter there to make sure I eject the right
My "USB Drive Letter Manager" (USBDLM) can provide
a solution. http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html
The tool's main function is to provide constant
drive letters, also depending on criteria.
The USB port in one of the criteria, see help
file under "Drive letter by criteria" -> "Letters
by USB port". This way you will have a one to
one relation between used USB port and drive
The latest beta version can also change the device
description of USB drives which is used by the Safely
Remove Hardware menu.
You can use USBDLM's variables, one of them is the
USB port name.
Read the help file under "Getting started" and "Drives
in "Safely Remove Hardware".