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Windows 7: Hard Drives - Lock a Drive Letter

Hard Drives - Lock a Drive Letter

How to Lock a Drive to a Specific Letter
Published by not so gray matter
12 Apr 2010
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How to Lock a Drive to a Specific Letter

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This tutorial will show you how to lock a drive into a specific letter

Most external hard drives will switch to the earliest available letter. This can be a problem if you want to create a shortcut to a file on that drive and use it after disconnecting and reconnecting the drive.
  • Plug in your drive
  • Open Disk Management
    Start > search "Computer Management" > Open Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management
  • Right Click on the drive in question > Change drive letter and paths > Choose Drive Letter You Wish To Use > OK
  • Unplug your drive
  • Plug you drive back in, it should still be assigned to that letter.
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It's best to use the first available drive letter, or first consecutive set of drive letters in the case of multiple partitions

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