If your USB isn’t USB ing

On February 6, 2005, in Tools, by

These days if you buy a retail computer that has 432 media slots ready for any number of camera/memory sticks [okay so I’m overstating the number of media slots] you will find that your drive letter where you “were” going to put the mapped network drive is now “compact flash” drive H:

So what can you do?

Start, control panel, admin tools [flip to classic view], computer management, disk management, find the media drive, right mouse click and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths

Now move that drive “away” from your network drives… like X or something 

And now you can use your traditional drive letter locations… also when working with new servers and having a USB drive stuck in the slot, don’t forget that they can boot from usb so don’t have a heart attack when you go to reboot it and it says “no OS”… check the floppy for a: drives, check the usb and remove all the media and keep booting that server.


One Response to If your USB isn’t USB ing

  1. Wrong direction. Microsoft recommends to start network drives at Z:, so you would never ever get so far to remap e.g. 35 clients workstations per hand … change a netlogon script, which (re-)map a drive to the new (user-)share is much easier. Isn’t that hard for the users to "learn" the home-directory isn’t at H:, but you will find it now at Z: