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Auto assign Drive letter don't work anymore?

  1. #1


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro

    Auto assign Drive letter don't work anymore?


    Greetings.
    After last "patch-tuesday" my Windows 8.1 don't assign drive letters to hotswaped HDD's and USB keys.
    When starting my backupdrive (eSATA), it is now without a drive letter, I can give it one though in disk-management, but before last tuesday, it was given a letter automatic. Same problem when I connect an USB-HDD or an USB-stick.

    Is there a way to get back "autoassign of a drive letter"? (don't know the correct word for this function in English).

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    1. Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode (right click on Start button for a shortcut)
    2. Type "diskpart" to enter Microsoft DiskPart
    3. At the DiskPart prompt, type: "automount enable"
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  3. #3


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Thank you. That works
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I had this same issue too for months. This totally worked to solve my issue. Thanks
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  5. #5


    Randers NV
    Posts : 1
    XP, Win7, Win8, Linux


    Thank you, works like a charm
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