Variable Drive Letters
USB memory sticks or external hard disks often get different
drive letters assigned when plugged into distinct computers. FreeFileSync
offers two solutions to handle this problem:
Specify a folder path by using the volume name:
Enter the path as [USB-NAME]\folder instead of E:\folder where USB-NAME
is the volume name of the USB stick which is currently mounted in drive E:\.
It is not required to look up and enter the volume name manually. Just select the corresponding entry in the drop down menu.
Option 2: Use a relative directory name:
- Use \folder instead of E:\folder
- Save and copy synchronization settings to the USB stick: E:\Backup.ffs_gui
- Start FreeFileSync by double-clicking on E:\Backup.ffs_gui
The working directory is then automatically set to E:\
by the operating system so that the
relative path \folder
will be resolved as E:\folder