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windows XP keeps alternating drive letter for thumb drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by muruga, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. muruga

    muruga Thread Starter

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    I have two internal HDs two CD drives, one ext. HD and Windows has assigned drive letters to all and all have been stable over the years the very weird thing , and I can't figure out why, is that for my USB thumb drive - which I always plug into the same USB port it changes letters after an extended period - say about 8 months, it will go from "G" to "I" and then back. It is bothersome only because I use the "Send To" command for many files. is there a way to stabilize this or is it just another XP annoyance I must put up with.
    thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    goto control panel
    Admin tools
    computer management
    disk management
    in the right hand side you should see all the drives
    go to the the drive that you want to change the letter ID
    right click - then choose "change drive letter" a box will appear with the current letter
    choose a new letter and click ok then its all done same letter every time

    I often set to X, Y, Z for external and any mapped drives

    have a read here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...s-xp-for-an-external-usb-stick-or-hard-drive/
     
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