From time to time I run into a situation where a Windows program reacts poorly to certain drive classes.  For example:

  • A backup program that only backs up fixed, local drives, and I want it to back-up a removable drive or a network drive.
  • A program that does something to all fixed, local drives, and I want to prevent it from accessing one of the drives by marking the drive as removable.

I need a way to tell Windows that it should say that the drive is different than it really is. 

Here are some ideas/notes.

There are plenty of people looking for this ability, but I haven’t seen any web pages about anyone succeeding.