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Win 7 changing drive letters

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Win 7 changing drive letters

estephen4
Is there a way to prevent Win 7 from changing drive letters. Whenever I mount a virtual drive, Windows changes my external hard drive designation. It also does this whenever I plug in my MP3 player.
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    OldER Mycroft

    Although, from experience, I find it much better to give each external unit a NAME.

    That way it doesn't matter what letter they're allocated, the name is how you tell them apart.

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    estephen4

    Thanks for your response, but it doesn't really address my issue. I have already allocated a drive letter thru disk management. My problem is Windows changing the drive letters whenever I plug in an additional usb drive, such as a flash or mp3 player. This in turns disrupts other software which uses the drive letters for copying files.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Although, from experience, I find it much better to give each external unit a NAME.

    That way it doesn't matter what letter they're allocated, the name is how you tell them apart.

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    estephen4

    Thanks for your response, but it doesn't really address my issue. I have already allocated a drive letter thru disk management. My problem is Windows changing the drive letters whenever I plug in an additional usb drive, such as a flash or mp3 player. This in turns disrupts other software which uses the drive letters for copying files.