How do I PERMANENTLY assign a drive letter to an external hard dri

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by adarrow2, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. adarrow2

    adarrow2 Guest

    I can change the drive letter in Vista's Management Console (MMC) but it
    onlly changes it temporarily. If I disconnect the device and reboot it will
    reassign it the first available letter.

    Q: How can I PERMANENTLY assign a drive letter to an external hard drive?
    Q2: Are some external drives protected so that it will not permit permanent
    letter assignment?
    adarrow2, Sep 30, 2007
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    JerryM Guest

    See if the following will help:

    Right click Computer and select Manage,
    Select Disk Management,
    Go to full screen to see all of your drives,
    Right click the drive you want to change,
    Select - Change drive letter and paths.
    Follow the screen prompts,

    Sometimes you need to move the CD drive higher in the alphabet to keep it
    from interfering with the Hard drive letters.

    JerryM, Sep 30, 2007
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