Windows 10: Limit range of drive letters that can be assigned to USB drives?

Discus and support Limit range of drive letters that can be assigned to USB drives? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have these scripts that I use with some specific external drives, let's say I: and J:. the scripts require that the external drive always have the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by x509, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. x509 Win User

    Limit range of drive letters that can be assigned to USB drives?


    I have these scripts that I use with some specific external drives, let's say I: and J:. the scripts require that the external drive always have the same letter.

    The issue is that if another USB drive was plugged in first, and Windows assigned either I: or J: to this other drive. So when I plug in my specific external drive, it gets a different drive letter and I have to move drive letters around with Administrative tools, Disk Management, before I can run my scripts.

    Any way to tell Windows to never give out some drive letters to a random USB drive?

    :)
     
    x509, Sep 9, 2019
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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, Sep 9, 2019
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  3. 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, Sep 9, 2019
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  4. Don Camp Win User

    Limit range of drive letters that can be assigned to USB drives?

    USB drive letter assignments

    Long-winded background:

    I have a USB flash drive that I assigned to drive D: in Disk Management. Occasionally when I'm not thinking, I plug it in when another external drive is connected and already assigned D: by Windows. The flash drive then gets reassigned as E:. I know I
    can switch it back to D: in Disk Management, but frankly my original reason for assigning a fixed letter is not such a big deal anymore. Is there a way to "undo" fixed letter assignments? I'd like to just let the drive float again.

    TL;DR:

    Once you assign a fixed drive letter in Disk Management, is there a way to "undo" and let the drive assignment float again?
     
    Don Camp, Sep 9, 2019
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