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USB Drive port shown as Removable Disk?

By Healer ·
USB drive ports do not show up on Windows Explorer with my Windows systems until a USB stick is inserted. It would then show up as a Removable Disk.

Why do some systems always show all USB drive ports as Removable Disks regardless of whether any USB sticks are inserted?

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Try this out for your USB issue(s)...

Download here:
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/usbdlm.zip

Read more here:
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

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I think

by Healer In reply to Try this out for your USB ...

you misunderstood my question. I have come across some Windows computers that show USB drives on Windows Explorer even though nothing is inserted in the drives. My computers however wouldn't show any USB drive until a USB stick is inserted. Why? Has there anything got to do with any settings?

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It is that way.

by Mehul Bhai In reply to USB Drive port shown as R ...

It will show only when USB stick is inserted and will show as removable as it is removable!!!???

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That's what I believe

by Healer In reply to It is that way.

as that is what I have found on all of my computers. Then one day I found some computers in a computer club show the USB drives on the Windows Explorer regardless.

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Card Reader

by willcomp In reply to USB Drive port shown as R ...

PCs which continually show assigned logical drives on USB port(s) have a memory card reader installed which uses a single USB port. That is normal when a card reader with several slots is installed.

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I will check that

by Healer In reply to Card Reader

but why? Are you saying that USB ports will show up on the Windows Explorer regardless where a card reader is installed?

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Re: USB Drive port shown as Removable Disk?

A USB port isn't a drive. A drive can be attached there but as long as there is no drive attached it is just an unused port.
There is no such thing as a USB port with a permanent drive letter. Card Readers have drive letters because the drive is always there and only the media comes and goes like in a CD/DVD drive.

Uwe

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But I do see some computers

by Healer In reply to Re: USB Drive port shown ...

have a permanent drive letter on each of its USB port.

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Re: But I do see some computers

Believe me, this is impossible. No drive, no drive letter.
Maybe this computer had an internal card reader or a printer with a card reader and therefore shown some "Removable" drives.

Uwe Sieber

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Are you saying that

by Healer In reply to Re: But I do see some com ...

installation of a card reader will cause the show-up of all USB ports even though no USB stick is inserted?

They are definitely USB ports as I can see.

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