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Old 01-13-08, 02:19 AM
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Question for setting up an external HD case

I recently purchased a case which houses 4 HDDs and connects to the PC via USB. I'm sharing some folders on my network and whenever I shut down the PC I have to setup every folder again to share them. Is there a way to configure Win XP to automatically remember to share these folders when i power off?
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If you're using Windows 2000 or XP, this link has a solution that should work:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1676&page=9

This link also suggests manually assigning the drives their own drive letter, instead of letting Windows dynamically assign the drive letter, which is what's causing the share properties to break.

http://www.msfn.org/board/Share-USB-...me-t75278.html
If that doesn't work: set it up the way you want again, right-click on 'my computer', click 'manage', and go into 'disk management'. Right click on the drive in question and ensure that it has it's own drive letter assigned. If not, XP will assign the drive letter dynamically each time it activates the device and that could cause the lost settings.
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
If you're using Windows 2000 or XP, this link has a solution that should work:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1676&page=9

This link also suggests manually assigning the drives their own drive letter, instead of letting Windows dynamically assign the drive letter, which is what's causing the share properties to break.

http://www.msfn.org/board/Share-USB-...me-t75278.html

cool, thank you
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well, i tried the methods on both the links. neither works. maybe because its an enclosure that houses 4 hard drives instead of one?

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