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How can I make an USB Drive to get always same name

Hi Everyone

How can I force the operating system Windows XP to assign always the same drive name regardles of sequeence that I  plugged in?

Is this possible?

TIA
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George
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skywalker39Commented:
Hi jguinard,

If you right click on the drive then go to properties, under general tab you'll be able to name the drive whatever you want.
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Wayne BarronCommented:
My Computer | Control Panel | Administrator Tools | Computer Management
Then choose [Disk Management]
In here, Right click and choose the Drive Letter.
You can also assign the Name as well.

Good Luck
Carrzkiss
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houssam_balloutCommented:
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zreismanCommented:
Once the USB drive is inserted, Right Click My Computer and go to Manage,  Once in there go to Storage > Disk Management, find the USB Drive you want to assign and right click the Volume and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths...  On the drop down menu choose a drive letter that will not be used by devices connected automatically, so High in the alphabet, like  X: Y: Z:

Every time you connect the device it will default to that letter so long as that letter is not taken, which shouldn't occur if you assigned it a high enough letter.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Think they are asking iif they can use the same drive letter/share name everytime without having to manually assign it to the USB device.

Not sure you can do this...as WinXP assigns whatever drive letters are available at the time. Of course, like sky and carr are saying you can always manually change the drive letter.
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GeorgeAuthor Commented:
Thank you zreisman: I selected this as the right answer because even others are correct, yours address the problem of renaming the letter every time the drive gets plugged in.
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houssam_balloutCommented:
My answer is the same as the accepted one :?!?!
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zreismanCommented:
It was similar but all you supplied was a link which did not specify a very important fact of making the letter high enough where it would not get over written
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Wayne BarronCommented:
zreisman:
You took my information.


jguinard,
Did you not read what I wrote?
It is the same thing as what [zreisman:] had posted.

That is wrong.
If his information helped you, mine should have gotten you their first.
Regardless of how it is written up.

Wrong.....

Carrzkiss
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zreismanCommented:
What your information lacked, is the point about assigning the drive a high letter so that it doesn't interfere as the author stated.  
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zreismanCommented:
I'm not going to get into an argument over this but when I started my comment there were no posts, so I did not take any information.  The information of getting to Disk Management is very standard so I don't think anyone can "take" anyone elses information regarding something so standard.
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Wayne BarronCommented:
You can assign it any letter.
It does not matter what letter you assign it.
I assign my USB Port [B]
So, regardless of your "Higher Drive Letter" It is the same information.
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JDominguezNYCommented:
carrzkiss: I agree with Zreisman, and you stating that you set your USB drive to B is just another way of making sure it stays the same because the A; and B; drives are reservered for floppy controllers as letters automatically assigned.

But if you were to have two floppy drives connected then plug in your USB drive your assignment would be lost.
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GeorgeAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,

I really appreciate all your answers, they were fast and before I was able to test each of them, the others start to pour. In any case, I took it sequentially and evaluated each of them.

Carrzkiss: I really appreciate your comment and effort to post. I agree that the information is almost the same, but some how the tip of "assign a high drive letter" worked better to prevent windows from reassigning the drive letter.

Thanks again
jguinard
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