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

25 Jun 2012   #1

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

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (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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