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Auto assign Drive letter don't work anymore?


Burgurne

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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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PeterDLai

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  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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Burgurne

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Thank you. That works :)
 

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    Intel Core i5 3570K @4,4Ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A GD65
    Memory
    16Gbyte DDR3 1866Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX770 lightning
    Sound Card
    Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2411
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840EVO 240Gbyte, Samsung 830 256Gbyte SSD, Seagate 4TB , Western Digital black edition 1,5Tbyte
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    Zalman ZM850 HP
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    Corsair Carbide 500R
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    Logitech G15
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I had this same issue too for months. This totally worked to solve my issue. Thanks
 

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