Assign drive letters

By treal ยท 5 replies
Dec 1, 2008
  1. I want to be able to use my usb ports but not allow windows to assign drive letters to devices such as thumb drives, external hard drives etc...
     
  2. gguerra

    gguerra TS Guru Posts: 319

    Right click on my computer, select manage, then disk management, this will allow you to assign/change drive letters.
     
  3. treal

    treal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the post but I don't want to be able to assign drive letters to devices that connect to my usb such as thumb drives, external hard drives etc.... I want to be able to use printers, mouse, keyboard etc....
     
  4. gguerra

    gguerra TS Guru Posts: 319

    As far as I know windows will automatically assign drive letters to thumb drives and external drives unless they already taken up by other local or network drives. There may be a registry tweak to do what you want, google it or maybe someone else knows.
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    So am not following... What DO you want windows to do if you have thumb drive or external hard drive installed? What it should it do? and why?? (might be better answer if can understand the whole picture)
     
  6. bobwill

    bobwill TS Rookie

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