Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-20-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
In Runtime
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 321
Exclamation Auto-Mapping Drives

Hey guys.
I'm a sophistication freak when it comes to networking. I own a desktop and a laptop.

I have a 250GB portable HDD which has all my music and movies - it is usually connected to my desktop unless I take my laptop somewhere where I want all my music and movies with me. If I don't take my portable HDD, a copy of a selection of my favourite music is stored on my laptop's hard-drive.

However, I would love to have my libraries detect and play my media straight from the portable hard-drive over the network. This is no problem, I can just point the monitor folders on Winamp and Media Player (I sometimes use Media Center) to the networked hard-drive. However, if I go out and take my portable hard-drive with me, and I want to listen to music or watch videos, my software is going to think they've disappeared, and I'll have to change the monitor folders *and* redetect all the songs.

So here is my idea - I can map the shared portable hard-drive on my desktop to a letter (for instance, F drive), and then when I plug in my portable hard-drive straight into my laptop, I can map the hard-drive to F drive as well. Winamp and WMP won't notice the difference.

So what's the issue? Every time I go out and take my portable drive, or when I return and plug my portable drive into my desktop, I'll have to go into the logical disk manager and remap the drives to work before I open any media player. Now, as a sophistication freak, I was hoping I could have it do this automatically. That is, if the portable hard-drive is plugged into the laptop, it automatically remaps the networked copy of the drive to another letter and takes it place as F drive.

Is this possible? Thanks for your help!
Rhys Andrews
RhysAndrews is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0