making hyper links to point to a cd disk, the disk can be used on multiple computers, can you make the cd rom drive letter be assigned by the computer instead of a fixed drive letter?

when you move the cd disk the driver letter is changed from system to system depending on where the cd is listed. an example on my laptop it is drive E: on my desktop it is drive D:. can it be assigned an askey code that will assign this drive letter?
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You can assign the drive-letter of optical drives via the OS's diskmanagement. I always assign letters starting from X:\ so they don't interfere with other letters. The OS always assigns the next available letter when you install an OS, so it usually gets D:\ or E:\, and then if you add another disk or partition the optical drive stays between those which makes it illogical.
escrispAuthor Commented:
this does not help, these are hyper links already assigned in the document and when it is saved it has a letter assigned and this letter is not the same as what was saved in the link. Can written so that what ever the disk letter is it will place that in the link?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Short answer:  No

Long answer:

Disclaimer:  The following may work.  The commands work but I haven't tested opening a CD with a document with hyperlinks, just the subst command.

What you can do is the following:

Tell the users of your CD to
1.  Insert the CD
2.  Open a command prompt and type subst e: x:\ where x: is their CD drive.  If their CD drive is R: then the command would be subst e: r:\

This assumes that your CD drive will always be E:

If they have their E: mapped to some other drive then don't do this.

To undo this at the command prompt type subst E: /d and this will remove the mapping just done.

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