To enable or disable a drive


Open Removable Storage 


In the console tree, click Drives.


Removable Storage (computer name)  > Libraries > applicable library  > Drives


In the details pane, right-click the applicable drive, and then click Properties.


On the General tab, select the Enable drive check box.

Or, to disable the drive, clear the Enable drive check box.


To open Removable Storage, click Start and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. In the console tree, double-click Storage and then double-click Removable Storage

Disabling a drive makes it unavailable for use.

This procedure applies only to automated libraries. Since stand-alone drive libraries consist of a single drive, you enable or disable the entire library for such cases. For information about how to enable or disable a library, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Enable or disable a tape or disk

Enable or disable a library

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