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Drive letter change

Posted on 2014-04-22
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We have an issue where we switch out backup drives and the drive letter constantly changes from the designation H:\ to G:\.

Is there a way to prevent the drive from being assigned to the letter G:\?
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Jarred Power earned 250 total points
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The only thing I can think of:

Plug the drive in.
Right click "My Computer" and select "Manage"
Select "Storage", then "Disk Management"
Right click the external drive and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"
Click the "Change" button
Select the option "Mount in the following empty NTFS folder" and type in the path to the folder you want to use. (Obviously your internal drive needs to be NTFS... Y

Whenever you plug in the external drive, it will mount to the selected folder.
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by:epichero22
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I had this same problem and what I would recommend is you to map G:\ to some folder and see if that forces the device to use H instead.
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by:becraig
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Here is a way to do it for USB drives, I am not sure if this is applicable in your circumstance.

http://www.howtogeek.com/96298/assign-a-static-drive-letter-to-a-usb-drive-in-windows-7/
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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If you use the SBS Backup the wizard will remove all drive letters for tha reason.
You can do this manually in
Right click computer>left click manage>Disk Management>Right click on your BU drive>Change drive letter and path> remove.
Hope that helps,
Olaf
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