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By default, when you connect a USB flash drive or other USB drive in Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7, it is assigned a drive letter, which is the next free alphabet after letters already occupied by other connected local and removable drives.
In some situations, you may need to change the drive letter of the USB drive or assign a drive letter to it, which will not change over time (it may be necessary for some programs that run from a USB drive focusing on customization with using absolute paths), this will be discussed in this manual. Cm. also:.
The letter designation for the USB drive using the Windows disk management
Any third-party program to assign a drive letter to the USB flash drive is required — this can be done using the utility «disk Management», which is present in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and XP.
How to change the letters stick (or other USB storage device, e.g. external hard disk) is the following (stick at the time of the act must be connected to a PC or laptop)
The assignment of drive letters is complete, you will see it in Windows Explorer, and other locations with a new letter.
How to assign permanent letter to USB drive
If you need to make the letter specific stick was a constant, make it simple: all the steps are the same as was described above, but one important caveat: use the letter closer to the middle or end of the alphabet (i.e., such that the accident will not be rated other connected drives).
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If, for example, to assign to the stick letter X, as in my example, in the future, whenever you connect the same drive to the same computer, or laptop (and any of its USB ports) it will have a letter assigned.
How to change the drive letter of the pendrive in command prompt
In addition to the disk management tool to assign the drive letter the flash drive or any other drive using Windows command prompt:
You can then close the command line: your drive has the letter you want in the future when enabled, Windows will use that letter.
This is complete and hope that everything works as expected. If something does not work, describe the situation in the comments, I’ll try to help. You may find it helpful:.