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Assign USB Flash drive letter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lykele, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. Lykele

    Lykele Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to assign a USB flash drive a specific drive letter that would be the same on all computers.

    For instance, assign a flash drive the letter X: and if I plugged it in your computer it would also be shown as X:

    What I'm trying to do is have a program on the C: drive send its data to the flash drive regardless as to what computer it is plugged into.

    Thanks.

    Jim
     
  2. Elvandil

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    No. NT based systems don't actually assign a letter to a drive like DOS did. It will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis unless the machine has registry settings for a drive letter for that device already. It will then assign the same letter the next time (usually). In fact, NT doesn't need to use drive letters at all.

    But it's easy to change in Disk Management.

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
     
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