How to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

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merlinuwe2
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How to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

Post by merlinuwe2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:31 am

Hi,

I use everything from an USB-Drive on some PC:

My home PC
My Laptop
Some PC with have a "Wächterkarte" (every time you reboot, you get the same state of Windows and lose all your on the PC stored data)

The problem is, when I change the PC, I see automatically more drives, than I want and the place of the Database is lost. I always only want to search drive P:\, regardless of the PC I use.

As you see in the screnshot of "NTFS-Laufwerke", the delete-Button is always hidden.

What can I do, to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

Nonetheless, thanks for this great piece of software.

Greetings,

merlinuwe2
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NotNull
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Re: How to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

Post by NotNull » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 pm

Assuming you configured Windows to show your removable disk as P: on all your systems ...
(If not: there is a "Plan B")

  • Go to Menu:Tools > Options > Indexes > NTFS
  • Disable Automatically include new fixed volumes
  • Disable Automatically include new removable volumes
    (you already have those two disabled)
  • In the local NTFS volumes, click on the first volume ("disk") you don't want to include SSD (C:)
  • Disable Include in database ("Laufwerk in database einschliessen") for this disk.
  • Repeat for other volumes
  • Click the OK button
Note: Everything will always show all detected local NTFS volumes here (otherwise it would be impossible to include/exclude them).

merlinuwe2
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Re: How to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

Post by merlinuwe2 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 am

Thank you very much for your advice, but every time I change the computer, I have to set the checkbox for drive P: to "Laufwerk in Datenbank einschließen" again. When I scroll down through the local ntfs-disks to reach P:, the program hangs with SSD (C:) and the following harddisks (see screenshot), even if they are not included in the database.

What can I do to avoid this behavior? My goal is, that I can use everything emmediately after plugging in the usb-Drive.

(FYI: I use USBDLM from https://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm.html to make sure, P:\ is my external usb-harddisk on every computer.)
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Re: How to use always and only Drive P:\ on every computer?

Post by NotNull » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:05 pm

Did you also try it with Offline Laufwerke automatisch aus Database entfernen abgeschaltet?

If that doesn't help, the next step is analyzing the behaviour of USBDLM. (maybe USBDLM creates a new Volume-ID for each volume).
But try disabling Automatically remove offline volumes first ...

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