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Can you "hide" an flash drive's drive letter?
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T
2018-05-11 20:59:11 UTC
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Hi All,

I can not do this myself as I am running virtual machine
and it mounts USB drive in an unusual manner.

Can you "hide" (remove) a flash drive's drive letter, remove
the drive, then reinstall the drive, and have Windows 7 still
honor the request that the drive be hidden?

I am hoping Windows reads the UUID and uses that to honor
the request each time it is inserted.

Many thanks,
-T
B00ze
2018-05-12 02:25:15 UTC
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Hi All,
I can not do this myself as I am running virtual machine
and it mounts USB drive in an unusual manner.
Can you "hide" (remove) a flash drive's drive letter, remove
the drive, then reinstall the drive, and have Windows 7 still
honor the request that the drive be hidden?
I am hoping Windows reads the UUID and uses that to honor
the request each time it is inserted.
Many thanks,
-T
Not sure, I think so - it does tend to respect giving a USB drive a
specific drive letter, so that on subsequent inserts the drive gets the
same letter, so why not respect giving it no drive letter at all? I
wouldn't rely on Windows for this though, I use USB Drive Letter Manager
(USBDLM) from Uwe Sieber for this kinda stuff.

Regards,
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T
2018-05-12 02:36:54 UTC
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Post by T
Hi All,
I can not do this myself as I am running virtual machine
and it mounts USB drive in an unusual manner.
Can you "hide" (remove) a flash drive's drive letter, remove
the drive, then reinstall the drive, and have Windows 7 still
honor the request that the drive be hidden?
I am hoping Windows reads the UUID and uses that to honor
the request each time it is inserted.
Many thanks,
-T
Not sure, I think so - it does tend to respect giving a USB drive a
specific drive letter, so that on subsequent inserts the drive gets the
same letter, so why not respect giving it no drive letter at all? I
wouldn't rely on Windows for this though, I use USB Drive Letter Manager
(USBDLM) from Uwe Sieber for this kinda stuff.
Regards,
I get away with it all the time with permanently attached
USB drives, but I have never had anyone remove one and
reinstall it.

I program directly with MountVol. Batch programming is a pain
in the ass.
Diesel
2018-05-14 01:28:59 UTC
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Post by T
Hi All,
I can not do this myself as I am running virtual machine
and it mounts USB drive in an unusual manner.
Can you "hide" (remove) a flash drive's drive letter, remove
the drive, then reinstall the drive, and have Windows 7 still
honor the request that the drive be hidden?
I am hoping Windows reads the UUID and uses that to honor
the request each time it is inserted.
Many thanks,
-T
Is there a particular reason you want the drive to remain hidden? And,
do you mean no drive letter assigned or something else?
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