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Windows 7: Explorer shows 3 drive letters for same USB?

03 Mar 2017   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't know if it will help but I personally run this from time to time:

USB Oblivion 1.11.2.0

Also check for ghosted devices and remove them.



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04 Mar 2017   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi I Do Try

Try this.

Download v 0.8.1 of the drivecleanup.zip from Drive Tools for Windows. ( You can try the latest version 1.2.0 also)

Unzip it to a folder, say drivecleanup.

You will have two folders Win32 and x64 each containing DriveCleanup.exe for 32 bit and 64 bit respectively.

Remove all USB storage devices from your system (except your Keyboard and mouse) and reboot.

Right click on the DriveCleanup.exe and run as administrator. (Use the *.exe file appropriate for your bit version of Windows.).

After the clean up act, reboot andplug in your problem drive check whether your it still gets 3 drive letters.
( When you plug in your USB devices after this cleanup these will be installed afresh. What you have done is to remove all non-present devices and drive letters associated with them and start with a clean slate. Hopefully that should resolve the problem.)
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04 Mar 2017   #13
johncorosz

Both Windows 7 64 & Windows 10 LTSB
 
 

If you wish to do this repair without 3rd party software try this.
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05 Mar 2017   #14
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your help, guys. I'd already tried Nirsoft's DriveLetterView, which didn't fix the prob. Will now try the other suggestions. Again, thanks.
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05 Mar 2017   #15
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 

USB Oblivion did the trick! Many thanks.
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