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Windows 7: Locking drive letters

15 May 2010   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Try this, it may or may not work.

Start -> Type compmgmt.msc and press Enter -> Storage -> Disk Management.
Right click on your drive, then select "Change drive letter and paths...".
In the window that pops up, click on "Change' at the bottom.
Click on "Assign the following drive letter" and enter the letter of your choice.
Click OK and close all windows.

2) If 1) does not work, i doubt there is any option other than trying out USB Drive Letter Manager.


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15 May 2010   #12
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuccii View Post
I use a HP Officejet J6480 which is a wireless network printer and has card reading capabilities however no drive letter has been assigned to it.
Try giving that device a low letter - "W" perhaps as TVeblen did.
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15 May 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuccii View Post
I use a HP Officejet J6480 which is a wireless network printer and has card reading capabilities however no drive letter has been assigned to it.
Try giving that device a low letter - "W" perhaps as TVeblen did.
He tried that with "Z" - and that did not work either. I understand they are going to fix that in Windows8. But for now it is a mess.
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15 May 2010   #14
nuccii

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If I understand correctly, it looks like nothing can be done for now. I guess I will have to stop the computer from going into sleep mode. Any further thoughts. Thanks for your time whs.
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