If you are using several USB drives, you have got to realize that each time you plug on in, the drive letter may be different. If you want to add a static letter to a drive which is the same each time you plug it in, you can do that easily. Windows adds drive letters to whichever drive type is available. This can be irritating, particularly if you are using backup tools or portable apps that always tend to have the same drive address. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to assign a persistent drive letter to a USB Drive in Windows 10.
Assign a persistent drive letter to a USB Drive in Windows 10
To assign a persistent drive letter to a USB Drive in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.
Click the Search button. Type create and format in the search box and choose the Create and format hard disk partitions option as the following image is showing.
As soon as you click the Create and format hard disk partitions, the following screen will appear.
Windows will scan and then view in the Disk Management window all the drives connected to your PC. Right click on the USB Drive and select the Change Drive Letter and Paths option as highlighted in the above image. As you click this option, the following dialogue box will appear.
Click the Change button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the Change button then the following dialogue box will appear.
Select Assign the following drive letter radio button. Then choose the letter from the drop down to assign the drive. After that click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you will click the OK button, the following warning message will appear.
Click the Yes button from the appeared warning message. Now you will get back to the Disk Management window and the USB drive will appear with the new selected letter.
From now on the new drive letter will continue when you disconnect and reconnect the drive. You can now also use set paths in apps for that drive, such as backup apps, which might need them.
By following this procedure, you will be able to assign a persistent drive letter to a USB Drive in Windows 10.