Drive letters

bonalymac

Member
As part of my Back-up routine, I connect one of 3 external disks to my PC (via USB docking station) each week, and run a series of copy commands using RichCopy to copy a partition and make an extra copy of my data (primarily thousands and thousands of photos as well as music etc etc). The drive is then removed and stored elsewhere. Next week a different drive is used, and a different partition is copied etc

Two disks are SATA Maxtor 200Gb Seagate 160Gb, one is IDE Maxtor 250 - and currently, each time I connect any of the three drives, it appears as drive "I".

Ideally, I'd like to define each of the three drives with a unique drive letter say "X", "Y" or "Z". Then I could create batch files to automate the actual copying process.

I'm nervous that I do not copy the wrong data type to the wrong disk potentially wiping out for example, my photos. So I need to be confident that for example Disk X is always my photo drive, Y my audio drive & Z my "Other".

Is there a simple way to ensure this.
 

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    ASUS
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    4Gb
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    GeForce 6600
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    Soundblaster Audigy SE
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    Samsung & Dell
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    1920 x 1080 & 1280 x 1040
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    Seagate, Maxtor & Samsung
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    Enermax 500
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patch41

Vista Pro
Hi Bonalymac, You could try,
start,
computer,
right click computer,
click manage,
click disc management,
assign a different letter to each drive as you plug them in.hope its of some help,patch 41
 

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