• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 354
  • Last Modified:

How to give multiple USB drives different drive letters

I have 2 USB drives that I use for backups. I have one plugged in at a time and rotate them daily. I want to give each a separate drive letter but I cannot. If I open computer management and give the first usb drive the drive letter P, then if I unplug it and plug in the other, it also gets the drive letter P. If I change the letter for that second drive to Q, then when I unplug it and put the first back in it also gets the drive letter Q.

This is an issue because my backup software looks for data based on drive letter when I do a restore. It thinks both USB drives are P: but half the data is on each drive, which causes errors when I try to do a restore.
0
Julian123
Asked:
Julian123
1 Solution
 
ashraf882Commented:
Use this software -
http://safelyremove.com/
This is a great software, I am currently using it.
0
 
torimarCommented:
Use the USB drive letter manager, which is a free driver utility: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

Here is a HowTo for its use (scroll down half the page): http://www.petri.co.il/control-usb-drive-letter-assignment-in-windows.htm
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now