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Windows 7: Locking a drive letter

03 Jun 2011   #1
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Locking a drive letter

Hi:
I run the backup program, SyncBackSE which among other things backs up files on a thumbdrive. SyncBackSE has been configured to see the thumbdrive as F: but occasionally Windows decides to name it G: and SyncBackSE then fails. Is there a way to tell Windows to lock it to F:? Thanks.
Pete


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03 Jun 2011   #2
Jak3

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 

Run: diskmgmt.msc and right-click on the drive you'd like to lock the drive letter of and click Change drive letter and paths in the context menu. Change it to to F: and it should stay as the F: Drive.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope that helps.
Jak3
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03 Jun 2011   #3
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. Yes, I know how to do that, but Windows will change it depending on the order in which I insert USB devices. I did just discover a long term solution since SyncBackSE allows me to backup to/from a drive label instead of a drive letter. This means SyncBackSE will work correctly regardless of what drive letter Windows assigns
Pete
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03 Jun 2011   #4
Jak3

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 

Sorry I couldn't be of any help. At least you found a solution.
Jak3
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03 Jun 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

For such things you should start at the bottom, Z Y X, etc for drive letters. These are less likely to be shared when inserting new drives and devices.
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03 Jun 2011   #6
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
For such things you should start at the bottom, Z Y X, etc for drive letters. These are less likely to be shared when inserting new drives and devices.
Thanks. That's interesting. I'll have to remember that
Pete
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03 Jun 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It should grab F each and everytime, unless something else is using F. That's how Windows 7 works by default. If you decide to use another letter towards the end, it will retain that letter as well.
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