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Local drive share is lost after a restart

Hi Experts!  I have a client that has two firewire hard-drives.  He rotates the drives weekly as a simple form of back-up and off-site storage.  When he connects the drive on Monday, the "G:" drive is listed and shared but the share name (shared1) that the other pc's are mapped to is lost.  I have to remote in and re-create that share and then everyone can get back in.  Why does the drive share get dropped and have to be re-created after a reboot or when the drive is changed?  It seems like it just started happening.  Thanks for your help.

Would a local login script work?
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KenneniahCommented:
That's the nature of removable drives and sharing, it's very hit and miss.
The best way for making a persistent share to removable drives is to mount the drive to a NTFS folder, and share that folder instead.
In Disk Management, right-click the drive and select "Change drive letter and paths", then hit Add. Keep "Mount in the following...." and connect it to an NTFS folder.
Share that folder and use its share name to map other pcs. Since the folder never goes away, share mappings stay intact.
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gs121Commented:
Not 100% sure, but probably the computer can tell the drive has been switched.  

I would stop switching the hd, if the computer has a free firewire port, use the builtin program "backup " to backup the data to the other hd.  It would be best to have two extra hds, just bring them in one at a time  to do a overnight backup and rotate them offsite.  

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samiam41Author Commented:
HAHAHAHA!!!  Awesome.....

Thanks for the post.  I sure hope that works.  I will remote in this weekend and give it a shot.  I knew there had to be a way and some expert out there would be generous enough to tell me.  Have a good weekend!  
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samiam41Author Commented:
qs121 > This client is stubborn and looking for a solution to meet their "unique" needs.  I would love for them to change the way they do the backups but as of now, they want to make it work this way.

I will give Kenneniah's suggestion a shot and then if that doesn't work, try a version of your suggestion.

Thanks!
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samiam41Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay.  I have been working with another client which has killed my extra time.  I will remote in tonight or tomorrow night and post back what I find.  I appreciate your patience.
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samiam41Author Commented:
Dead-on.  Great suggestion!  Thanks for the help.  Take care!

-Aaron
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