Jun 14 2008

Assign a Drive Letter to your USB Device

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With all the USB hard drives and Thumb drives now on the market I’m sure you have a few that you are connecting to your computer, and each time you connect them they may get a different drive letter depending on the order in which you connect them. Now if you are using any Automated software for your Backups and a drive letter changes, well your going to have a problem.

The best way to handle this is to assign a drive letter to each drive manually then every time you connect the device it will have the same drive letter. Here’s how.

  1. Right click the Computer Icon on your Desktop and choose Manage.
  2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  3. In the Computer Management Console under Storage click Disk Management.
  4. Plug in your SUB drives and they will show up in the console.
  5. Right click the drive you want to change and choose change drive letter and path.
  6. Click change.
  7. Use the drop down box to choose another letter and click Ok
  8. Confirm any warnings and you’re all set.

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    4 Comments on this post


    1. unrexurry said:

      thanks much, dude

      September 28th, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    2. Nick said:

      Great thank you!

      November 7th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    3. Kevin said:

      Glad everyone found is tip helpful.

      November 8th, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    4. USB devices said:

      this devices is smoll but work for essely, now this devices you use early

      July 9th, 2011 at 6:02 am


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