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Locking Drive Letters


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 06:40 AM

Is there a way with WinXP Pro to lock the drive letters? I have an external USB 160gb drive that's always plugged in, with pictures amongst other things stored on it. My problem is that when I plug in my thumb drive (memory stick, or whatever), Windows assigns it a drive letter and it changes my external drive letter. The thing is that I have my desktop wall paper set from a picture on my external hdd. When it assigns a different letter to it (when I plug in a thumb drive) it loses the "path" to where the wall paper is and it goes away :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 06:58 AM

Right-click My Computer and select Manage > Disk Management.

In the bottom-right pane, right-click the bar representing the drive whose letter you want to set.

Click Change Drive Letter and Paths > Change.

Select a drive letter from the menu, and choose OK and Yes

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for your quick reply RichieP!

I know that it can be changed....but what I want to know is if it can be locked so that when I plug in my memory stick, windows will stop rearranging my drive letters :thumbsup:

Kind of like how you can lock the task bar so it won't move or change....that's what I want to do with my drive letters for my external hdd :flowers:
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:41 AM

I thought following the procedure above locked the drive letter once you had allocated it!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:47 AM

Hmmm....maybe I missed it. It was auto assigned a drive letter when I first plugged it in, and I don't care what it's labeled, so I never bothered to change it. Perhaps the quick fix to this is to assign it a letter towards the end of the alphabet...I'll change it to "Z" and see what happens!

Thanks for the input RichieP :thumbsup: :flowers:
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