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How to assign a permanent drive to a removable external usb hard d

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by klafert, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. klafert

    klafert Flightless Bird

    I have a Western digital "mybook" which is an external hard drive in a case
    connected by a usb. I swap it out every day (two of them) its been working
    fine. Microsoft had an update and now it wont keep the drive . This is due
    to the first network drive is F: Which is the drive that is Microsoft is
    trying to assign to the hard drive. I now have to go into disk manager and
    re-assigned that drive every day. I assigned it to Z drive how can I keep
    the drive assignment w/o having to change the drive letter every day.
     
  2. klafert

    klafert Flightless Bird

    Almost forgot it is connected to Windows Server 2003 operating system.

    "klafert" wrote:

    > I have a Western digital "mybook" which is an external hard drive in a case
    > connected by a usb. I swap it out every day (two of them) its been working
    > fine. Microsoft had an update and now it wont keep the drive . This is due
    > to the first network drive is F: Which is the drive that is Microsoft is
    > trying to assign to the hard drive. I now have to go into disk manager and
    > re-assigned that drive every day. I assigned it to Z drive how can I keep
    > the drive assignment w/o having to change the drive letter every day.
     
  3. sanjacstudent12

    sanjacstudent12 Flightless Bird

    Rightclick My Computer and click "Manage." Go to Storage, Disk Management
    and rightclick your removable drive. Then click "Change Drive Letter and
    Paths" and set it to the drive letter you want it to keep. Let me know if
    that doesn't work.

    "klafert" wrote:

    > I have a Western digital "mybook" which is an external hard drive in a case
    > connected by a usb. I swap it out every day (two of them) its been working
    > fine. Microsoft had an update and now it wont keep the drive . This is due
    > to the first network drive is F: Which is the drive that is Microsoft is
    > trying to assign to the hard drive. I now have to go into disk manager and
    > re-assigned that drive every day. I assigned it to Z drive how can I keep
    > the drive assignment w/o having to change the drive letter every day.
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Re: How to assign a permanent drive to a removable external usb hardd

    klafert wrote:
    > I have a Western digital "mybook" which is an external hard drive in a case
    > connected by a usb. I swap it out every day (two of them) its been working
    > fine. Microsoft had an update and now it wont keep the drive . This is due
    > to the first network drive is F: Which is the drive that is Microsoft is
    > trying to assign to the hard drive. I now have to go into disk manager and
    > re-assigned that drive every day. I assigned it to Z drive how can I keep
    > the drive assignment w/o having to change the drive letter every day.


    Something like this perhaps ?

    http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

    Paul
     

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