Clip - Question re: use of /usb Command-line option
I have installed a copy of Notetab Pro on a 256MB Memory stick plugged into
my 4 Port Usb Hub and have been trying to create a shortcut to run Notetab
from there. How can I do that or is it not possible?
I am running XP under Parallels Dexktop on my iMac with no problems, but
can't create a shortcut for the above.
Charles M. Raine,
Winnipeg. MB R3P 0W3
- --- In email@example.com, "Charles M. Raine" <rainec@...> wrote:
> I have installed a copy of Notetab Pro on a 256MB Memory stick
> my 4 Port Usb Hub and have been trying to create a shortcut to runNotetab
> from there. How can I do that or is it not possible?but
> I am running XP under Parallels Dexktop on my iMac with no problems,
> can't create a shortcut for the above.Hi Charles,
> Charles M. Raine,
> Winnipeg. MB R3P 0W3
iMac?! I'm surprized that you would change to Apple this late in the
game. For the same price you couldda gotten a multi-core PC, "eh?"
Just kidding. I still own my first computer, an Apple II.
As to running NoteTab off a USB stick, try using a batchfile on the
hard disk (always there, and Windows doesn't complain), which searches
through possible drive letters for an identifiable file on the USB stick.
The search code (one line, correct thepath to NotePro.exe as needed -
no spaces is good):
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FOR %%I IN (C D E F G H I J K) DO if exist %%I:\NotePro.exe set
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this line sets "SneakerNet" environment variable to the correct drive.
Then I create an alias to that drive, that ALWAYS uses the same drive
letter (something way up there, like X,Y,Z):
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IF EXIST Y:\nul subst Y: /d
subst Y: %SneakerNet%\
start /WAIT Y:\NTP\NotePro.exe /USER=Y:\NTP
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Note that the FOUND lable comes AFTER any error handler, if NOT found.
The code after FOUND will create an alias to the unknown USB path,
start notetab with "start" and the /WAIT switch, so it WAITs for NTP
to exit. This is important, because the alias is no longer reliable,
when the shell exits.
The code also allows backing up files changed during the session (See
my post in the general NoteTab group about backing up files when you
A shortcut to the batchfile will always work, even if the USB stick is
missing. The constant drive letter alias assures, that even your
"favorites" are always pointing to the correct drive, as are the paths
in INI files, etc. The "Y:" drive solves the problem of changing drive
letters. And the INI files, favorites, and internal document links do
not get messed up!