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Why does Windows 7 assign the same drive letter to two external hard drives when they're plugged in simultaneously?

I have two WD external hard drives. I want to use one for the lightroom catalogue and photo storage and then back up to the second. To do this I need both plugged in at once. I have assigned a new ...
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How to automatically add a shortcut for removable media on Windows desktop, like some Linux distros? [duplicate]

I use sometimes some Linux distros, e.g. Ubuntu, and I like the feature they have to add a desktop shortcut to every removable device that is plugged in on desktop - for example, when a DVD is ...
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On Windows 8, particularly on tablets with a permanently inserted micro SD card, is there a universal way to treat the card as a non-removable drive?

I have a Windows 8.1 tablet, a Surface Pro, and I have a micro SD card that is permanently inserted. I use it to store media files like music and video. Windows, recognizing that it is a removable ...
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How could I let Skydrive desktop sync to MicroSD in Windows 8 tablet?

I have a Samsung Slate 7 tablet with (now) Windows 8 on it. This machine has a 64 Gb SSD and I have a 64 Gb MicroSD card in it. I also have a Skydrive on my main Microsoft ID that contains about 45 Gb ...
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What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?

What are needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive? I want to purchase those stuffs to make my laptop hard disk into a small portable removable hard drive. Can you also ...
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Reducing Disk-Access Timeout in Windows (Especially for Removable Media)?

Whenever a bad volume (dying hard-disk, scratched CD, bad flash-drive/memory-card, etc.) is accessed, Windows tends to wait an excruciatingly long time (a minute or two?) before giving up and ...
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What is Windows Enhanced Storage?

I got an strange icon overlay on my USB stick drive: In my previous question I could identify it's EhStorShell.dll drawing that overlay there (Thanks!). The dll has the description Windows Enhanced ...
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San Disk Cruzer 16G USB detected as local disk

I have a SanDisk 16G pen drive. It is not being detected as Removable drive but as a Local disk. I have tried formatting it with FAT32 but it didn't work. How do I change it back so that it is ...
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How to undo “remove all dismount” in Diskpart?

I made a boo boo! I executed the following commands in cmd: diskpart list volume select volume 13 remove all dismount exit I have one of those dual-slot card readers with one slot for SD and one ...