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Drive letter assigned to external USB disc changes random

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x64

    Drive letter assigned to external USB disc changes random


    My USB disc comes up with the letter 'J'. Because I have references to it with a letter 'X'. I want to change it and I do that in the Computer Management tool with the Disk Management utility.

    Computer - Right click - Computer Management
    Disk Manegement - Right-click the drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths
    Assigne a new letter

    Everything works fine but suddenly after a reboot Windows 8 loses the letter 'X' for this disc and assignes 'J' again.
    I have done so with this drive for years under Windows 7 without any problems. Any idea, please what the problem might be?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Senki, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While you have the USB drive connected, double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if "J" is still listed. If so, change it to use "X" instead.


    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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