How do I trick Windows 2000 into thinking a hard drive is a removable drive?
Posted on 2002-03-06
I have just switched computers at work, and my old computer had two hard drives in it. The first was partitioned four ways. The second drive I just used as an archive. I figured out that I could check a box and Windows ME would treat the drive as a removable drive.
This was useful because when I went to search for files, that drive wouldn't show up in the list of "all hard drives". So if I searched for something on my main hard drive, I wouldn't be slowed down by it searching the backup drive.
Now I have Windows 2000 and that checkbox is gone (or I can't find it), so all my files will be searched on both drives whenever I do a search.
How can I trick Windows 2000 into thinking the second drive is a removable one so it won't search every time I search all hard drives? Where'd that checkbox go?