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Lock-in drive letter designation?

By Hikermann · 7 replies
Mar 14, 2017
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  1. PC / Windows 7: I have a Seagate external drive USB’d to my PC; I want it to ALWAYS remain designated as drive “I:” – however, if I use one of my other USB ports for something else, the Seagate drive designation slithers off to some other letter. Is there any way to lock the I: drive designation so it can’t be poached?

    Thanks! Appreciated.
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,101   +3,223

    As far as I know drive letters can not be reserved. If the letter is available for use the next drive will use it.

    I have B: assigned to my external USB HDD. I feel confident that the assignment will not conflict with anything. Especially since I no longer have need in floppy drives.
     
  3. Hikermann

    Hikermann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the response. My conclusion matches yours: drive letters cannot be reserved for an external.
    So is life in the Land of 0s&1s, huh?!

    Again, thanks!
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,165   +773

    As long as the DLA is active (device powered on and attached), it will retain that assignment - - just be sure to create the mapping with Reconnect at Logon.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  5. Hikermann

    Hikermann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!
     
  6. Hikermann

    Hikermann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,165   +773

    I was too terse in that reply, should read "just be sure to create the mapping with Reconnect at Logon"
     
  8. Hikermann

    Hikermann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I must be sufficiently oblivious, as I missed the terseness . . . ha! Thanks anyway.
     

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