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USB Key Switching Drives

Posted on 2009-07-06
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How do I force my USB key to take a certain drive letter when I put it in?  As it stands, it takes a different one neearly every time.
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If you go into Computer Management (in Administrator Tools) and go into Storage -> Disk Management you should be able to allocate a letter to the drive (assuming its inserted).  it should then pick this up each time if availabel.  If you make it something later in the alphabet other drives won't take it before the USB drive is inserted.

Hope this helps!
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I'm getting the message, "Unable to connect to logical disk management service."
 
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What happens when you Right Click 'My Computer' and click on 'Manage' then try and go into the Disk Management? Does it give out the same error?

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Actually, that's how I was getting in the first time.  I can get in this time.  I guess I just needed to quit and come back in for whatever reason.
I'm not seeing where I can assign the drive.  It looks like it's assigned already.
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When your in Disk Management you need to Right Click the drive and click on 'Change Drive Letter and Paths' then click the 'Change' button, select a new drive letter and click OK then OK again.. Your PC may 'hang/pause' for a second while it does the change but after that your drive should have its new drive letter.
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That makes sense, but it says it's already assigned.  I don't know how that happened.
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