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Windows 7: Need to assign a permanent letter to my external USB HD

06 Dec 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Very welcome, happy computing. :)

You know, guys - I'm curious too, what does happen if all 26 letters are in use? Will Windows implode, or simply not bother assigning another letter at all? I wonder.

Or will we start having alpha (α) and omega (Ω) letters LOL!
Well, it certainly needs beta, particularly in the early days! :)


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06 Dec 2011   #12
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

LOL!!! You got me real good on that one. :)
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07 Dec 2011   #13
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

The Magic of Mount Points.

Using the mount points, one can ovecome the 26 drive letter limitation in windows.
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07 Dec 2011   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
LOL!!! You got me real good on that one. :)
I know, it was wicked of me really! :)
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07 Dec 2011   #15
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

The easiest way to have any drive hold it's drive letter is to assign it a Volume Label...
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07 Dec 2011   #16
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
The easiest way to have any drive hold it's drive letter is to assign it a Volume Label...
I know how to assign a volume label it while formatting it. Can that be done any time? So what are you saying, if I assign it a label while it's occupying the E: position, then disconnect it and plug in another drive, the E: position is forever reserved and no other drive can't have it? Or if another drive is using E:, and I plug in the one with the assigned VL, it will kick it out and take E: back for itself?

Btw, I assigned Z: for my backup drive. That was an easy solution for my needs.
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08 Dec 2011   #17
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You can name (or rename) a volume without any adverse effects at any time. Just rightclick the volume in Explorer, select Properties, enter the new name at the top of the properties window, click OK. done. :)
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08 Dec 2011   #18
Mr Bass

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit custom build. XP Professional on other studio machines.
 
 

It turns into a Mac... after all 26 letters have been used up.
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08 Dec 2011   #19
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

LOLOLOL!!!!!
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08 Dec 2011   #20
Mr Bass

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit custom build. XP Professional on other studio machines.
 
 
Steve Jobs R.I.P

He, he.. cheap shot... Immature .... but very funny.
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