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Drive letter assigned USB keys

Posted on 2003-10-30
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We are using XP pro and have noticed that although when we insert a USB memory key it does not create a drive letter, and so just sits there saying it exists.
in My Computer:
A: - Floppy
B: - Unassigned
C: - Hard Drive
D: - CD-RW
E: - DVD rom
F: network drive
U: network drive

What we found was that the memory key insists on using the volume label F:
even though it has previously been assigned,
on machines where there is no DVD-rom it will assign the memory key to E:

can anyone enlighten me as to how we can use the USB key without first having to disconnect the network drive and assign it to a different label

Tristan
(and my house is clean thank you very much, after the show we kept it that way)


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Microsoft is aware about that , but as usual, they don't care. Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297694
anyway...there's a workaround listed there

hope this explains your computer's behaviour

Kronos
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If you move the cdrom and dvd to y: and z: the key will autoassign itself as d: which won't collide with the mapped network share.
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thank you andy
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and thank you hickymanz
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I was a bit slow: typed the standard workaround before cronostm submitted their comment, got a support call and sorted it, them pressed submit. Should have refreshed first...
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 :-)   I was lucky  this time

Cheers Andy
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