Windows 10: External USB drive letter assignment problem

Discus and support External USB drive letter assignment problem in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hi All,I'm faced with a little conundrum concerning what I feel the 'willy-nilly' assignment of a drive letter to external SSD backup disks.Looking for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Dyslexia4, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. Dyslexia4 Win User

    External USB drive letter assignment problem


    Hi All,I'm faced with a little conundrum concerning what I feel the 'willy-nilly' assignment of a drive letter to external SSD backup disks.Looking for your insights and hopefully solutions.When I attach disk-1 to my brand new Dell laptop running Windows 10 updates up to date it assigns it drive letter D: which is great.Then the drive is ejected through the system tray Safely Remove option, which works as expected.Then disk-2 is attached to the laptop and I was expecting to get drive letter D: assigned to that disk also, but to my surprise it got assigned drive letter E:. !!!It's almost

    :)
     
    Dyslexia4, Dec 1, 2021
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  2. 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, Dec 1, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 will not assign a drive letter when connecting a USB Drive

    Did you start the Virtual Disk Service and use the Command Prompt to enable Automount following the other steps I asked you to complete in

    http://woshub.com/windows-doesnt-assign-letters...


    Please complete every step I gave which should fix the problem.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP 2010-20, Dec 1, 2021
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  4. External USB drive letter assignment problem

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    maybe your USB drive is trying to assign a drive letter that is already taken.

    goto

    start > control panel > administrative tools > computer manager > disk manager

    find your USB drive and assign is a drive letter
     
    cjoyce1980, Dec 1, 2021
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