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Windows 7: How to prevent Hard Drive re-allocating Names ?

25 Jun 2012   #1
thenoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to prevent Hard Drive re-allocating Names ?

I serached for this but only got a result explaining how to change H_D Names. I know how to do this but my problem is how to prevent existing drive names being re-allocated , usually when I had , say , a USB drive .
Is this achieved by allocating these external drives letters towards the end of the alphabet , such as "z", "Y" .. etc ?


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25 Jun 2012   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You can allocate drive letters to USB drives by using "Disk Management".

One of my USB HDDs is set to "T:".
It always shows up as "T:" whenever I plug it into my PC (drive letter "S:" is available, but not chosen)

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I'm not sure what will happen, if you allocate the same letter to multiple drives and then start plugging them in (simultaneously).
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