Windows 10: mount/unmount external drive instead of internal drive automatically

Discus and support mount/unmount external drive instead of internal drive automatically in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi to all, I have lot of portable tools and data on my external drive which I use with my work and home PC. Both PCs have one built in drive with a C... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by 5ggggg, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. 5ggggg Win User

    mount/unmount external drive instead of internal drive automatically


    Hi to all,
    I have lot of portable tools and data on my external drive which I use with my work and home PC. Both PCs have one built in drive with a C and D partition.
    So many of my desktop shortcurts point to D:\myAppPath\... to call those portable programs.
    The local built in D: has just a subset (copy) of the ext. drive which I sync occasionally.

    So far I created a desktop shorcut to mount the ext.Drive like this:
    @Echo off
    set"newE=daten*"
    set"newD=extSSD*"
    mountvol d:/D
    mountvol e:/D
    for/f "tokens=2,3 delims= "%%A in('echo list volume ^| diskpart ^| findstr "%newD%"')do(
    set drvD=%%B
    (echo select volume %%A
    echo assign letter=D)| diskpart >nul
    )
    set"lettE=E"
    if/I [%drvD%] EQU [](set"lettE=D"& echo.& echo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%newD%not found !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    for/f "tokens=2,3 delims= "%%A in('echo list volume ^| diskpart ^| findstr "%newE%"')do(
    (echo select volume %%A
    echo assign letter=%lettE%)| diskpart >nul
    )
    echo list volume | diskpart

    Now I thought about a 2nd Shorcut to remount the internal D again.

    1 That would OK, if there is a way to call the Win10 built in eject from a .bat (I am to old to learn PowerShell ;-).

    2 What would be great too:
    Whenever my external drive is connected, I want it to substitute D: and when diconnected the second partition of the builtin drive should be D: again. The thing is that there are several kinds od disconnect that could happen... e.g. eject via taskbar (tray) safe eject, during power off or accidentenly,...

    :)
     
    5ggggg, Jun 15, 2020
    #1

  2. Internal Drive+Enclosure or External Drive

    Hi, I'm not very familiar with storage solutions so I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I'm looking to buy a 1TB+ drive for backup. External drives seem like more elegant solutions but when I looked on Newegg many reviews seem to suggest that they are not long lived (e.g. break within weeks/months). Is this true? If so, are internal drives + enclosures better? Or do any of you have better solutions that I don't know about (like I said I'm not that familiar with the storage department). Thanks.
     
    runevirage, Jun 15, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 shutdown doesn't unmount despite......

    Hi,

    Thank you for the update and I apologize for the late response.

    I appreciate if you could answer few questions to narrow down to the issue.


    • How exactly you are trying to unmount the drive. Is it through Command prompt or from Disk management?

    • What exactly happens when you try to unmount?

    • Did you receive any error message while trying to unmount?
    I suggest you to try the steps given below and check if it helps.

    Please close all the Windows before trying the steps.


    • Open Disk management.

    • Right-click the mounted drive that you want to remove, and then click
      Change Drive Letter and Paths.

    • Click Remove, and then click Yes.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Jun 15, 2020
    #3
  4. Mussels Win User

    mount/unmount external drive instead of internal drive automatically

    HELP!!! External Drive issues!!

    you're in luck, the guy with way too much external storage is here to the rescue!


    step 1: try with a different USB cable

    step 2: take the drive out of the enclosure and connect it internally to your PC

    quite likely the cable or enclosure has died. if you're re-initialising the disk you might actually be erasing it... so dont do that.
     
    Mussels, Jun 15, 2020
    #4
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