Reserve drive letters for USB flash drives/card readers


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Yves Leclerc

I believe it is possible to "reserve" drive letters so that always the same
drive letter will be assigned to a same USB drives/card reader. I think I
done it correctly when I had just my three USB flash drives. Now that I
have the following:

14 in 1 (4 slots) flash card reader
1 slot Secure Digital reader
MP3 player with internal memory AND SD reader

I need to adjust this again. Can anyone guide me to where I could locate
the step in doing this??
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Yves Leclerc said:
I believe it is possible to "reserve" drive letters so that always the same
drive letter will be assigned to a same USB drives/card reader. I think I
done it correctly when I had just my three USB flash drives. Now that I
have the following:

14 in 1 (4 slots) flash card reader
1 slot Secure Digital reader
MP3 player with internal memory AND SD reader

I need to adjust this again. Can anyone guide me to where I could locate
the step in doing this??

Here is an example. Let's assume that your MP3 player is currently on
drive F: and you that you want it on drive M:.
1. Plug in your MP3 player.
2. Run diskmgmt.msc.
3. Right-click the MP3 player drive and change its drive letter
from F: to M:.
 
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Richard Urban

Just assign the drive letter you want it to be - when the device is
connected and operational. Reboot to make sure the settings hold. Then,
IMPORTANT, make sure you always plug the device/devices back into the same
port when you reconnect them. My two major USB devices, a 1 gig Sandisk and
a Seagate external drive always come up as drive R: and drive X:
respectively. This is set up on my 3 desktops and 1 server. The above
computers also each have a DVD-RW drive and a CD-RW set up as Y: and Z:
respectively.

Any new devices will take the next available drive letter after the active
hard drives. And yes, when/if I get to drive R:, and the Sandisk isn't
plugged in - I don't really know what will happen. I suspect R: will be
hijacked at that time. (-:

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 

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