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Windows 7: Why do I have to manually mount USB drives?

12 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Why do I have to manually mount USB drives?

I just rebuilt my pc a month or so ago with Windows 7 and everything works fine except when I plug in either a usb drive or e-sata drive I have to go into Disk Management and manually give it a Drive letter. When I eject the drive and plug it in again, Windows 7 doesn't remember it and I have to re-mount. This happens on all usb ports, back and front.

It sounds like something in group policy has been tweaked, but I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and as far as I know, Group policy isn't available in Windows 7.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.


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