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Wnen I connected a friend's USB to my computer, it took a letter that used to be for my USB device. Now my USB doesn't use the same letter as before, even after a reboot.

Is it possible to force it to go back to the same letter as before?

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Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management

  • Click on "Disk Management"
  • Select the USB drive in the list
  • Right-click and "Change Drive Letters and Paths..."
  • Assign a different, unused drive letter.
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An alternative way to get to the "Disk Management" utility (at least on XP) is to go to the run box and enter in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. – quickcel Nov 13 '09 at 21:53
    
Thanks @quickcel. I really need to make a list of file names for the various applets. I have a few memorized, but not nearly as many as are available. ;) – JMD Nov 13 '09 at 21:57
    
Hi thanks, I guess it's the same on Vista :) – asksuperuser Nov 13 '09 at 21:59

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