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I inherited a system and have a problem with thumb drives

Last response: in Windows 7
September 14, 2012 11:37:04 PM

The cad system I inherited with many users needs mapped drives of e and f. Often times plugging in a flash, thumb, or usb drive windows assigns the drive letter of a mapped drive to the usb drive. Is there any way to stop windows from doing that?
a b $ Windows 7
September 14, 2012 11:43:16 PM

Use disk manager to assign a drive letter to the offending thumb drives. Once you do this they will get a non interfering letter from then on. Unfortunately Windows has a habit of doing this. It's a lot better with Win7 but still happens from time to time.
September 14, 2012 11:46:35 PM

That is certainly the solution to the problem, and what I do, but would like to avoid the extra steps if possible.