Flash drive letter assignment

By jeffsr40
Oct 19, 2007
  1. This may be a simple question from a simple mind, it has me stumped and I don't know why.
    I have 2 flash drives to backup files, one gets assigned as E: drive, the other gets assigned as F: drive. What gives?
    This is a problem because of scheduling the backup.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    So what's the problem?

    Basic Drive Assignments:
    A, B floppies
    C primary boot drive
    D second hard drive or CD/DVD R/W drive
    E thru Z other devices. Virtual drives, USB drives and devices
  3. jeffsr40

    jeffsr40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need to enter a path when scheduling the automatic backup
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    So you can't schedule backups on the E or F flash drives. Will scheduling on a internal hard drive work?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Go to Disk Management and change the drive letter.

    Maybe you have had the two drives plugged in simultaneously at some point? Windows remembers the letter it has assigned to a flash drive and tries to reuse it.
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