Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet

How to assign a permanent drive letter for removable drives

1. Go to Start > Run
2. Type mmc in the box and hit enter.
3. Select File > New
4. Now select File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
5. Select “Disk Management” and click “Add
6. Select “OK“.
7. Select “This computer” and then “Finish
8. Now press “OK” on the “Add or Remove snap-ins” screen.
9. Now select “Disk Management” from the left menu.
10.You will now see all of your drives/partitions in the right hand side panel.
11.Right click the USB drive you want to assign a permanent letter to and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths…
12. Click on “Change
13. Select a permanent letter
14. Click “OK
15. It will warn you about making the change – there is little chance programs you use will be affected by this. If they will, you will probably already be aware of this so don’t worry.
16. The final step is to select File > Save and save the file in the default directory. Close the Console and you are done.
Now eject your usb drive and put it back in and see whether it is showing the assigned letter or not.

Please Vote for this Tip if you found it helpful….

Posted by on

Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix access denaid probems.

Open the Local Group Policy Editor Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
You can open the Local Group Policy Editor by using the command line or by using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
To open the Local Group Policy Editor from the command line
  • Click Start , type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER .
To open the Local Group Policy Editor as an MMC snap-in
  1. Open MMC. (Click Start , click in the Start Search box, type mmc , and then press ENTER .)
  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in .
  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Group Policy Object Editor , and then click Add .
  4. In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Browse .
  5. Click This computer to edit the Local Group Policy object, or click Users to edit Administrator, Non-Administrator, or per-user Local Group Policy objects.
  6. Click Finish .

Jan 28, 2016 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

MMC cannot open the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\dfrg.msc.

It seems that the disk fragmentor component for mmc in your saved item is corrupt. I assume you are running Windows XP.
I suggest to perform the following: Click on START and then RUN, type in MMC and then click OK.

The MMC Console will now start up.

From within the MMC console ... click on FILE and then ADD/REMOVE CONSOLE

In the STANDALONE tab towards the bootkm of the screen ... select ADD
Disk Defragmentor should now appear
Select Disk Defragmentor and then select ADD After the above is complete. Select CLOSE Then select OK

Disk Defragmentor mmc console is now opened.
I suggest to save this to your desktop or anywhere else by selecting FILE and then SAVE/AS
Give it a file name and then click OK

Your disk defragmentot should now be up and running.
Good Luck. :-)

Sep 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can any body help in suggesting how do i detect 500Gb SATA Hard Disk on a Windows 2000 Platform, when i connect it shows only 131GB Capacity HDD please advise and give me solutions

If this is a newer computer, your disk may not be partitioned properly / fully. You can check this by going to the system's storage management appliction like this:

  1. Start the MMC (Start - Run - MMC)
  2. Select "Add/Remove Snap-in" from the Console menu
  3. Click Add
  4. Select Disk Management and click Add
  5. Select Local Computer and click Finish
  6. Click Close
  7. Click OK to the main dialog
  8. Locate the disk in question
  9. Make sure the partition(s) span the entire disk
If the entire disk isn't being used by a single partition, you have two choises:

1. Add a new partition for the unused disk space
2a. Backup al data on the disk, and delete the partition
2b. create a new partition to span the entire disk, and then right-click and format it.

If the entire disk isn't being reported, you may need to update the motherboard bios.

Nov 03, 2009 | Intel Computers & Internet

1 Answer

hard disk partition

A warning first: Make sure you don't delete the primary partition; This is the partition that contains your OS, and you can cause yourself much grief trying to delete it(Generally, this is the "C:" partition.

So, to delete a partition, there are a number of things you can do; I would recommend using Partition Magic, or a similar program - less margin for error, and much less complicated than other methods.

You can also use MMC, or Microsoft Management Console.
Click Start>Run type in mmc, hit enter. At the Console1 screen, click File>Add/Remove Snap-In.
Click Add.
Scroll down to Disk Management, highlight it, click Add, Finish, Close, and Okay. This will bring you back to the Console1 window.
Highlight Disk Management(Local) on the left, and your drives/partitions should display on the right.
Right-Click the partition you want to delete, and select Delete Partition.

Alternatively, if you're installing windows, you'll be given an option to delete partitions at the beginning of the installation.

Feb 13, 2009 | Biostar NF325-A7 Motherboard

2 Answers

How to by-pass windows' screeensaver password

hi dear

in the login box
press ctrl+alt +del

fill user name : administrator
and left the passord blank


Mar 21, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?

152 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions