Windows 10: Drive letters A: & B:

Discus and support Drive letters A: & B: in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Is there any caveat in assigning drive letter "A:" or "B:" to a DVD drive?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MichaelDoncaster, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. Drive letters A: & B:


    Is there any caveat in assigning drive letter "A:" or "B:" to a DVD drive?

    :)
     
    MichaelDoncaster, Mar 17, 2021
    #1

  2. Windows 10 changing USB port drive letters

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • Since when are you facing this issue?
    • Did you make any changes in prior to this issue?
    I would like to inform you that the issue might have occurred due to some changes made to your computer.

    I suggest you to try changing the drive letter of the drive and check if it helps.

    Follow the steps to change the drive letter:

    • Press Windows + X keys and click on Disk Management.
    • Right click on the external drive and click on Change Drive letter and paths.
    • Click on Change the button.
    • Under Assign the following Drive letter, select the desired drive letter.
    • Click Ok to save changes.
    Hope the information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Mar 17, 2021
    #2
  3. Lazzer408 Win User
    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Mar 17, 2021
    #3
  4. topgundcp Win User

    Drive letters A: & B:

    Cloning to SSD then swapping drive letters


    @SamHobbs
    What you want done is very simple and can be done in short period of time. Here's my suggestion:
    There's 2 modes that Windows can be installed: UEFI and the old legacy MBR. Open Disk Management, look at the disk where your C drive is, if there's a
    1. EFI System Partition, your Windows was installed using UEFI.
    2. System Reserved partition, your Windows was installed using MBR
    Next, Connect your SSD to an available Sata port (no need to format or do anything). Download: Macrium Reflect Free . Install and run. Follow the steps below:
    1. From Macrium, click on image this disk under your C drive and save it to either an Internal or External Drive. This will create a single backup image of the whole disk containing your C drive.
    2. Again, from Macrium, click on Restore tab and select the image created from step 1, Select your SSD as the destination drive, click Next->Finish
    3. Exit Macrium. If your Windows was installed using MBR, Open disk management and make sure the SSD is marked "Active" else go to next step.
    4. Shutdown your PC. Disconnect the HD containing Windows C drive then connect your SSD to it.
    5. Reboot. Your PC should boot and the Windows should have C as the drive letter.

    NOTE: The procedure above is to backup your Windows to an image file then copy it back to the SSD. This ensures proper cluster size aligment for the SSD. In addition, Macrium also perform Trimming for the SSD. This is more preferable than cloning.
     
    topgundcp, Mar 17, 2021
    #4
Thema:

Drive letters A: & B:

Loading...
  1. Drive letters A: & B: - Similar Threads - Drive letters

  2. Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter: I want to create a new partition inside Windows 21H1 for a new Macrium backup until I can later get a large enough USB stick (in addition: I want both internal and external storage). I did take some unallocated space from C:/ -- cannot have storage destination in C.\ or any...
  3. Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter

    in Windows 10 Support
    Cannot change unallocated space into partition with drive letter: I want to create a new partition inside Windows 21H1 for a new Macrium backup until I can later get a large enough USB stick (in addition: I want both internal and external storage). I did take some unallocated space from C:/ -- cannot have storage destination in C.\ or any...
  4. How to make Windows not use a Drive Letter?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    How to make Windows not use a Drive Letter?: Hello. I am using a software called SSHFS-Win Manager to be able to connect to SSH on the network. This software uses a fuse driver which uses for example: D drive for fuse (though not showing up in File Explorer) and E drive for the files in SSH connection. (It uses Drive D...
  5. DVD disk drive icon/letter has disappeared from the Windows 10 File Explorer.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    DVD disk drive icon/letter has disappeared from the Windows 10 File Explorer.: DVD disk drive icon/letter was "Local disk G:" has disappeared from the Windows 10 File Explorer list. The DVD disk drive will not load any DVD content, using more than one good DVD. . This is a recent occurrence. Driver Update makes no difference to the problem...
  6. Question on Changing Hard Drive Letter?.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Question on Changing Hard Drive Letter?.: I am running Windows 10 Home Edition, Version 20H2, OS Build 19042.985. Recently with the help of some forum members I installed a new Samsung 970EVO 1TB NVMe SSD as my "C" drive and imported all from my older 125GB Samsung SSD using the Samsung migration tool. It all went...
  7. file explorer letter before drive letter in search

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    file explorer letter before drive letter in search: when i did a search in file manager it showed the file as "rc:******" why is there a letter before the drive and what does it mean f and r are the letters that are shown before the drive...
  8. usb drive letters

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    usb drive letters: when i put a usb flash drive in my notebook,drive letters from D to M come up wanting me to format them all. what can i do to fix this? every flash drive i have is doing it....
  9. How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive: My boot drive is C.I have a 2nd drive, which used to be assigned the letter "E" but since my re-installation of Windows, this slave drive is now "F." When I went into settings and I found how to change it to "E" again, there was a dropdown list of letters to choose, but...
  10. Certain letters assigned to a disk drive are not visible in Windows Explorer

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Certain letters assigned to a disk drive are not visible in Windows Explorer: When I assign certain letters to a drive using disk manger, the drive is not visible to This PC. For example, the k: drive is not visible in This PC, but I can access it through the cli. Task manager also sees the drive.Then I reassign the k: drive to t: using disk manager,...