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Saturday, December 25, 2010

How to Lock a Drive to a Specific Letter

This tutorial will show you how to lock a drive into a specific letter
Most external hard drives will switch to the earliest available letter. This can be a problem if you want to create a shortcut to a file on that drive and use it after disconnecting and reconnecting the drive.

  • Plug in your drive
  • Open Disk Management
  • Start > search "Computer Management" > Open Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management
  • Right Click on the drive in question > Change drive letter and paths > Choose Drive Letter You Wish To Use > OK
  • Unplug your drive
  • Plug you drive back in, it should still be assigned to that letter.
It's best to use the first available drive letter, or first consecutive set of drive letters in the case of multiple partitions
This tutorial is for Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.


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