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

03 Mar 2017   #1
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 
Explorer shows 3 drive letters for same USB?

Note that this ONLY occurs in Explorer. Diskpart and Disk Management list the original drive letter for the USB, and nothing else, so I cannot get rid of the extra drive letters via those utilities. How do I get rid of the extra drive letters that Explorer is showing? This is really annoying me!


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03 Mar 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum does it have one partition or three? Post disk Management screen shot so we can see
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03 Mar 2017   #3
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 
Explorer shows 3 drive letters for same USB

Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry if I did not make my original question clear.

Firstly, the USB drive is not partitioned. Secondly, as I said, Diskpart and Disk Management correctly show just one drive letter (G) assigned to this USB.

My problem is specific to Explorer. Explorer lists this USB with multiple drive letters (G:, H:, M). And, whichever of those drive letters I select in Explorer, I can read the contents of the USB. What I want to do is remove the extraneous drive letters (H:, M) from Explorer so that this USB drive letter accords with the original drive letter (G), as shown in Diskpart and Disk Management.

Many thanks for help.
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03 Mar 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please just post the picture samuria requested.

This tutorial by Golden should be helpful.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Jack
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03 Mar 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LayBackBear, is it possible that a couple of Windows and/or 3rd party programs have by themselves assigned that usb device drive letters H and M?
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03 Mar 2017   #6
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 

I do appreciate your effort to assist. However, I am well aware how to access, and analyse, the results of Diskpart and Disk Management. I'd already done that (more than once), and drives H and M are not visible in either. I was hoping for a more relevant response to my problem, which only manifests itself in Explorer.
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03 Mar 2017   #7
I Do Try

Windows 32 bit
 
 

Roland JS
Thank you for your insight: "is it possible that a couple of Windows and/or 3rd party programs have by themselves assigned that usb device drive letters H and M?"

That may indeed be the problem. But have you any suggestions as to how might I track/reverse whatever it was?
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03 Mar 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I Do Try
You can do as you please; it's your computer.

Have a nice day.

Jack
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03 Mar 2017   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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03 Mar 2017   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

drive letter assignment utility - Google Search

DriveLetterChanger or DriveLetterViewer just might be what you need; haven't vetted or tried either one of those, yet.
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