Windows 10: I've hidden the system drive letter in Windows 10 but the pest always comes back

Discus and support I've hidden the system drive letter in Windows 10 but the pest always comes back in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; If I go to diskpart, select the below drive and hide the letter (which shouldn't show), the pest always comes back! (what a hate). [ATTACH] Does... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Thomas Jr, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Thomas Jr Win User

    I've hidden the system drive letter in Windows 10 but the pest always comes back


    If I go to diskpart, select the below drive and hide the letter (which shouldn't show), the pest always comes back! (what a hate).



    I've hidden the system drive letter in Windows 10 but the pest always comes back d982453a-33af-44a6-be70-b46ec177c19b?upload=true.jpg


    Does anybody know how to make this disgraceful windows 10 hide this goddamn drive once and for all? Thanks


    (MS and windows get me terribly frustrated, they suck. I hate MS and their OS beyond belief).

    :)
     
    Thomas Jr, Dec 14, 2019
    #1
  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 14, 2019
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  3. Drive letters are not available for assigning to unallocated space

    Hello Sjoerd,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The reason the drive letters are not available to assign are because they might have been assigned to devices which are removed or hidden. I suggest you to check for any hidden devices and remove them to assign the missing drive letters.



    Follow the steps mentioned below to check for the hidden or removed devices.



    1. Press Windows key + R. This will open
      Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for Run.
    2. In Run dialog box, type
      devmgmt.msc
      and hit enter.
    3. Click on the view tab at the top left hand corner.
    4. Now select View hidden devices.
    5. Now look for the hidden devices under storage volumes and
      portable devices.
    6. Right click on the hidden devices and click on
      uninstall
      .
    7. Restart the PC.


    After restarting the PC, try assigning the drive letter to the unallocated drive and check if the drive letters D, E, F, G, and H appears.



    Hope it helps.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Dec 14, 2019
    #3
  4. I've hidden the system drive letter in Windows 10 but the pest always comes back

    Reformatting - Wrong Drive Letters?

    Ok, do so googling about acronis True Image 11 and disk letters. Its the program I use to save all my info, and I know that people wee having troubles with the drive letters there. It was something about modifying the boot.ini and assigning drives. Anyway, I found this for you:

    Change the System/Boot Drive Letter
    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    1. Make a full system backup of the computer and system state.
    2. Log on as an Administrator.
    3. Start Regedt32.exe.
    4. Go to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
    5. Click MountedDevices.
    6. On the Security menu, click Permissions.
    7. Verify that Administrators have full control. Change this back when you are finished with these steps.
    8. Quit Regedt32.exe, and then start Regedit.exe.
    9. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
    10. Find the drive letter you want to change to (new). Look for "\DosDevices\C:".
    11. Right-click \DosDevices\C:, and then click Rename.

    Note You must use Regedit instead of Regedt32 to rename this registry key.
    12. Rename it to an unused drive letter "\DosDevices\Z:".

    This frees up drive letter C.
    13. Find the drive letter you want changed. Look for "\DosDevices\D:".
    14. Right-click \DosDevices\D:, and then click Rename.
    15. Rename it to the appropriate (new) drive letter "\DosDevices\C:".
    16. Click the value for \DosDevices\Z:, click Rename, and then name it back to "\DosDevices\D:".
    17. Quit Regedit, and then start Regedt32.
    18. Change the permissions back to the previous setting for Administrators (this should probably be Read Only).
    19. Restart the computer.
     
    Cybrnook2002, Dec 14, 2019
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