*Easy*way to change removable drive letters?
Posted on 2006-07-18
Regarding the problem whereby Windows XP doesn't bother checking network drive letter usage when assigning letters to removable drives, I've been looking for an automated or easy way to change that drive letter as unfortunately our 1000 or so PCs use F: for a network drive.
Obviously this can be changed in Disk Management locally or remotely by our support guys on a case by case basis, but what I want is an easy, foolproof, method Ordinary Joe can use.
The sort of thing I've in mind but haven't got to work would be a script to detect removable drives, and identify any that have no drive letter or the same letter as a network drive, and assign a new letter where appropriate. Basically do what Windows should be doing in the first place.
It strikes me someone must have tried this already...