Windows 10: USB Drive Letter Assignment not persistent

  1.    16 Mar 2018 #1

    USB Drive Letter Assignment not persistent


    I have a removable USB HDD that I use for second-level backups. I plug it in to my system only for this purpose. Almost every time I plug it in, I have to use Administrative Tools to re-assign a drive letter. Is there anything else I should be doing so that Windows keeps that drive letter persistent?
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  2.    16 Mar 2018 #2

    If you assign or change the drive letter and paths in Disk Management with the USB drive mounted, it should persist from mount to mount. Most experts recommend that you pick a "higher letter" M through V for that assignment (and don't pick the same letter for multiple drives to avoid collisions).
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    See this HowToGeek Article for more details on what to do and how to make this happen: How to Assign a Persistent Drive Letter to a USB Drive in Windows
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