Reserve drive letter, Windows XP

  Gary Wood 12:03 21 May 06
Locked

In Windows 98 it was possible to set a reserved letter for drives, e.g. the CD drive as D:, so that even if that drive was not present on startup, if another drive (e.g. USB key) was connected, it would not be assigned to D: but would take the next unreserved letter (say, E:).

Can anyone advise how this can be achieved in Windows XP? I can change the drive letter by going into Disk Management within Computer Management (via the Control Panel). However, if the drive I change is not present on startup, the appropriate letter is not reserved.

This is causing me problems with an external HDD I use for backups. I don't have it turned on all the time, but when I do, I always want it to have a specific drive letter. The trouble is, if it's not on and I connect another device (e.g. a card reader) then the drive letter gets used and so when the HDD then powers up it ends up with the next available letter.

  Marsh Warden © ™ 13:03 21 May 06

Don't know if it will work, but have you tried assigning it to Z

  Marsh Warden © ™ 13:24 21 May 06

Also this seems to do what you want click here that is if you can understand it.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Huawei P10 review

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

An overview: What leading creative agencies are doing to improve diversity

New iPad, iPhone SE & Red iPhone 7 on sale now