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Can you create junctions/symlinks that dont care about drive letter?


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mikeloeven

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This may sound like a really assinine question but can you use linkd to point to some sort of unique identifier of the volume rather than a drive letter so that if you move say 2 disks to another computer the junctions on disk 1 will always point to disk 2 no matter what drive letter windows assigns???

Edited by mikeloeven, 28 April 2011 - 04:31 PM.

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In theory, potentially, but why do you need to do such a thing? You talk about "junctions" on hard drives, I presume you mean shortcuts?
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no i mean ntfs junctions. it is to get around the 2tb drive limitation on xp the way the drives are configured spanning wont work and my backup utility needs a certain filestructure to work so the backups are on one drive and the folder is linked to a junction on the first drive. i guess i could just write a note to remember the drive letters.

Edited by mikeloeven, 29 April 2011 - 08:11 AM.

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backups are on one drive and the folder is linked to a junction on the first drive.

I don't get it...

About your problem, I don't think it is possible with Windows. You might have some luck with Linux, but I don't know any way to map a drive like that.
If you want your link to stick, consider creating a batch file that mounts the backup folder using junction or SUBST. Just remember to run it every time you install the drive, since it won't stick across reboots.
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