Windows 10: Task manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives

Discus and support Task manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm on 2004, but the issue was there in 1909. On the performance tab of task viewer, for some reason some of my drives, don't show the drive letter... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bobsagetfullhou, May 9, 2020.

  1. Task manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives


    I'm on 2004, but the issue was there in 1909.

    On the performance tab of task viewer, for some reason some of my drives, don't show the drive letter next to them.


    Task manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives [​IMG]

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    bobsagetfullhou, May 9, 2020
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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, May 9, 2020
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  3. 2nd and 3rd hard drives show two drive Letters

    Hello Andre: I followed the instructions carefully and this is what this process amounted to. I followed this step by step.

    Press Windows key + X - Worked fine

    Click Disk Management - Worked fine

    If you see your drive listed there, but no drive letter, right click it -
    All my drives showed up with there drive letters. When I clicked on the drive - Local Disk (D) (ITask manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives :). The panel came up " change drive letter and path.

    Click Change Drive Letter and Paths - for local disk (D)" and in the panel it said "Allow access to this volume by using the following drive letter and paths". In
    the panel that shows up it shows a drive icon and the letter I: . Below this are the options to ADD, CHANGE and REMOVE.


    Click Add - When I click the ADD button a new panel comes up and the only option allowed is "Mount in the following empty NTFS folder". When I enter the letter D:
    ( the drive letter I'm trying to get too) and click on the OK button it opens a new panel comes up and tells me "The device is not ready".


    Click Assign the following drive letter - I then go back a few panels and select CHANGE, this time the same panel opens up but this time the other option is locked
    in as my only choice - "Assign the following drive letter". I enter D: again and in the pull down menu the letter D is not available for me to choose.


    Click in the Drive letter list box - Then I go back to the previous panel and select REMOVE, now the new panel tells me "Some of the programs you rely on drive letters
    might not respond correctly. Are you sure you want to remove this drive letter. I did not proceed as I've done this before and it does remove the drive letter I: but the in Disk Management the now D: dive is no longer accessible.


    So now I have explored all three options that were presented when I right clicked on the "Click Change Drive Letter and Paths" In the end I was not able to remove the drive letters I and J from disk management

    Thanks very much for the assistance, do you have any other suggestions I can use to correct this issue? I thought I might try deleting the D letter leaving the drive letter I, then going back in and try changing that
    drive letter back to D done in two separate steps??? Bill
     
    billmasonismad, May 9, 2020
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  4. Task manager doesn't show drive letters next to some drives

    2nd and 3rd hard drives show two drive Letters

    Hi Bill

    My name is Andre Da Costa; an Independent Consultant, Windows Insider MVP and Windows & Devices for IT MVP. I'm here to help you with your problem.

    Did you go through these steps to assign the drive letters you prefer?

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Disk Management

    If you see your drive listed there, but no drive letter, right click it

    Click Change Drive Letter and Paths

    Click Add

    Click Assign the following drive letter

    Click in the Drive letter list box

    Choose a drive letter - try choosing letters near the end of the alphabet

    Click OK

    Click OK again
     
    Andre for Directly, May 9, 2020
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