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Windows 7: assigning letter to USB drive

26 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
assigning letter to USB drive


Recently I have found that when I attach an USB drive to my system I have to go into "Administrative Tools -> Computer Management - Disk Management" and manually change the 'Drive Letter and Path' for the drive.

Does anyone know how to get Windows to assign a drive letter to the USB drive automatically?

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26 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Could it be there are conflicting drive letters? Assign the drive a letter like R or T, and see if it is remembered.
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26 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have this issue on some systems at work that map a network drive to H. The USB drives will sometimes try to grab H as well. If you remap the USB drive to another letter, as mentioned above, you should be good from that point on.
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15 May 2012   #4

win7 64 ultimate

Open up a elevated command prompt.
Type the following:
diskpart <enter>
automount enable <enter>
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15 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yay for resurrecting 2 year old threads!
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