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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:46:16
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Allocation of drive letter?


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I have set my system to back up data to a USB flash drive. I need to set the backup program (Dell backup) so that it always uses the same drive letter. But every time I plug in the USB stick it is given a different letter and this confuses the backup program, which refuses to work. I have the usual C: drive and no others, but so far the USB stick has been allocated D: E: and F: Why is this and how can I fix it to the same letter each time I plug in? It's Win 8.1.

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Standard User rogerfp
(member) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:48:46
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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Try this
http://www.howtogeek.com/96298/assign-a-static-drive...
Or this
http://www.tmsbackup.com/cms/index.php?id=652

Edited by rogerfp (Tue 31-Mar-15 20:51:45)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:52:32
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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Linky

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:52:52
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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That looks good, I'll give it a go. Many thanks!

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 31-Mar-15 21:27:29
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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That method works for me and my various USB & spinning drives.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Apr-15 16:42:50
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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Just go to My Computer/ Manage/ Disk Management, highlight the drive as of now, right-click & Change Drive Letter.

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Standard User IanBB
(member) Mon 06-Apr-15 00:52:01
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Re: Allocation of drive letter?


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Roger's first link is all you need to do.
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