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Remove virtual drive "M:"

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Hi,

today I’ve made a backup from my mobile devices to my backup-drive “Z:”.

After this, I found a new virtual drive “M:” in the explorer, which contains my mobile devices backup content. So, it is mapped to the mobile device folder on “Z:”.

For me personally, I have no need for this drive, if it’s not necessary for Acronis to restore?

I have found a link to this article: “59584: Acronis True Image 2017: how to change Acronis Drive letter”. But I didn't find, how to remove or unmap this drive, if it’s possible?

Is there a description for this?

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One of the suggestions here may do what you want.

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Okay, now I know how to remove virtual drives. (subst M: /D) I proceeded as described in the article 59584 . So, I deleted Acronis Drive shortcuts in "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts" and in "%USERPROFILE%\Links"... changed Settings in "C:\ProgramData\Acronis\TrueImageHome\AcronisDrive\settings.xml" from:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<AcronisDrive>
    <DriveSettings>
        <ArchiveMountPath>M:</ArchiveMountPath>
        <Port>21054</Port>
        <ArchiveInfos>
            <ArchiveInfo>
                <ArchiveLocation>https://localhost:58081/</ArchiveLocation>
                <LocationLogin />
                <LocationPassword encrypted="true" />
                <ArchivePassword encrypted="true" />
                <ArchiveName>Mobile Backups</ArchiveName>
                <LocationDeviceId />
                <Id>XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX</Id>
            </ArchiveInfo>
        </ArchiveInfos>
    </DriveSettings>
</AcronisDrive>

to:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<AcronisDrive>
    <DriveSettings>
        <ArchiveInfos />
    </DriveSettings>
</AcronisDrive>

But after I restart my PC, the virtual drive "M:" is mapped again. :-( All changes have been undone. Shortcuts are there again, as well the original "settings.xml" content.

How can I prevent Acronis Drive from remapping the virtual drive?

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Hello m8nix,

the virtual drive is required for Archiving and Mobile backup. Try to disable the related services mobile_backup_server.exe and acronis_drive.exe and see if this helps (full list of Acronis True Image services can be found here)