conflict between USB Flash Drive & Network Drive Tags: Network Drive USB Drive Windows XP Last response: May 1, 2011 4:14 AM in Windows XP Share Anonymous May 25, 2004 1:49:28 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) In Windows XP, USB drive takes the drive letter E: automatically. 1) If the mapped network drive already took the drive letter E:, the USB drive cannot show up in Windows Explorer. However, it can be seen in Device Manager/Disks. 2) If the network conncetion cannot restore somehow, the drive letter E: is automatically assigned to USB drive but it takes the name of the mapped network drive. One solution to prevent above problem is to assign the mapped network drive a letter other than E:. The drawback is that the HDD drives can only be organized as "C: (System), D: (Data), E: (USB Flash Disk) Drive, F: (Mapped Data)" instead of "C: (System), D: (Data), E: (Mapped Data), F: (USB Flash Disk)" I would like to know alternate solution like assigning USB Drive Letter other than E: (Z: etc). Any suggestion from experts are welcome. Regards,,, Watthon More about : conflict usb flash drive network drive bar May 25, 2004 3:41:02 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) START>CONTROL PANEL>ADMININSTRATIVE TOOLS>COMPUTER MANAGEMENT Click on Disk Management Right click on the drive you wish to change [any but C Drive] and you can assign it a Letter which is not yet used. For a USB drive to be 'U' for example, you would scroll down to letter U. This drive will always be the U drive when reinserted. alien1210 May 1, 2011 4:14:19 AM I has a same problem. I tried to change letter of USB drive, but it still not work. I have a Wireless USB TL-WN722N, when I plug wireless usb, then I plug usb drive, my usb drive is not recognized. But if i don't plug wireless usb, i plug usb drive, my usb drive work properly. Anyone can help me! Regards, Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Conflict between Subst'd drive and USB storage devices Forum SolvedHow-To: Saving router's wireless network settings from wired computer to USB Flash drive, but wireless router has no USB. Forum wireless networking usb flash drive Forum Solvedfell of bike, Dropped USB flash drive, External HDD and a SSD in a puddle... Forum SolvedWindows on USB Flash Drive Forum SolvedUSB Flash Drive wont read all the files Forum SolvedSanDisk Extreme USB flash drive NTFS vs Fat32 Forum SolvedMy USB flash drive won't work on any computer! Forum SolvedUsing a USB flash drive to move WIN 8 from HDD to EVO 840 SSD Forum SolvedUSB Flash Drive Needs Formatted Forum SolvedAsus ez flash 2 doesn't see usb drive Forum SolvedWindows xp on usb flash drive Forum Solvedlow profile USB 3.0 flash drive Forum SolvedGA-Z87X-OC Boot from USB flash drive Forum SolvedRemove Write protection from PNY Classic Attache usb flash drive Forum Solvedusb flash drive Forum SolvedNeed help for my broken usb flash drive! Forum SolvedNeed help to make a Windows 8.1 System Restore On a USB Flash Drive Forum SolvedPassword protection on USB flash drive Forum SolvedWhich USB Flash Drive Is The Best? PNY? Or SanDisk? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !