How to Change a Drive Letter for a Flash Drive

Posted On 2008-04-24 by FortyPoundHead
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You have a mapped network drive of G for example, but every time you plug your flash drive in, it takes over drive letter G. What do you do? Force your flash drive to use the same drive letter every time you plug it in or reboot.

You change the drive letter for your flash drive the same way you would for any other drive. Use the following steps:

  1. Click Start–>Control Panel–>Performance and Maintenance.

  2. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management–>Disk Management.

  3. Right-click the drive you wish to change, and click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

  4. Click Change.

  5. Click Assign the following drive letter, select the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change.

Your drive letter is now changed. This setting should be saved for this your flash drive no matter if you restart the computer or remove the drive and connect it at a later time.


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