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Removable Drives on a network?

By Bristar ·
I was curious about an issue and need some advice.
I have a home network I'm building with 4 desktop computers and two notebooks. If I use a removable hard drive (i.e. a flash drive) for network document storage and try to take it with me when I travel, am I going to cause further complications for myself?

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by James Goerke In reply to Removable Drives on a net ...

I setup a client of mine with a similar situation that you have. The situation I setup was with 5 computers all on a wireless home network and the main computer had an external USB HD that kept all the files for each computer. The HD had to be taken away every once in a while as external USB HD's often do. The problem came up with Windows 98 machines. It didnt like recognizing the shared drive if the 98 machine had been turned on while the drive was away but when it came back it wouldnt recognize it and the shared drive would have to be re-setup with a new name. Don't ask me why it did this, I don't know. But... the 2000 and XP machines worked fine and never had any problems. So, I would say, if your running 2000 or XP on all the machines then you shouldnt have a problem.

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by Bristar In reply to Removable Drives on a net ...

Sounds great! I want to keep shared records, but be able to plug them back into a notebook on the road. Looks good to go, thanks!

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