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Windows 7: Why must I assign a drive letter every time I use my external HDD?

18 Dec 2013   #1
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 
Why must I assign a drive letter every time I use my external HDD?

I have a USB3 external drive that I use for backups. It works A-OK. But every time I plug it in I have to use Disk Management to assign it a drive letter. Is there some driver or option in WIn7-64 I need to find/tweak?


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19 Dec 2013   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

How to assign specified drive letters to your USB hard drives using Windows 7 - YouTube

How to assign a drive letter permanently.
The system needs to keep track of the drives installed so they are allocated letters. Hope this helps.
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20 Dec 2013   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi bbinnard,

Check whether this resolves your problem

open command prompt
type in diskpart
automount enable
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21 Dec 2013   #4
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 

Jumanji:

Most excellent - that did it. Thanks.
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21 Dec 2013   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad it helped.
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