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HiTechCoach
post Mar 27 2017, 12:26 PM
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Yes I have 4 additional drives on my PC so I was planning to rename a spare one to the same drive letter that is on the network


No need to go through all that. I find ti best to to avoid renaming a drive so it does not "break" anything else on the PC.

You can simply create a share for a folder on your PC. Create a Mapped a drive letter to the new share. Another advantage to this method is that it is easy to change to a different mapped drive letter is you need to in the future.

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Guus2005
post Apr 11 2017, 03:07 AM
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You can use the SUBST command to map a directory to a letter.
Like this:

SUBST P: "D:\DTS\Application\HRM\IAP"

All files on D:\DTS\Application\HRM\IAP can be accessed through the P: drive letter.

All tables in the frontend are linked to the P:\IAPDATA\Backend.accdb wherever P: is.
IAPDATA is a subdirectory on D:\DTS\Application\HRM\IAP.

I've read that this way it is faster also.

I have created a batch file to create the driveletter
CODE
@echo off
echo Create mapping

rem Remove if P: exists
if exist P:\ subst P: /D

rem Create the new mapping
if not exist P:\IAPDATA subst P: "D:\DTS\Application\HRM\IAP"


HTH:D

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