USB Drive Letter Manager (USBDLM)
USB Drive Letter Manager (USBDLM) is a Windows service that allows you to decide which drive letters are given to your USB drives, MP3 players, digital cameras, or most other storage devices that you attach to your computer via USB. It automatically solves conflicts between USB drives and network or subst drives of the currently logged on user.
Are you tired of the same device always getting a different drive letter, for instance? USBDLM can save your preferred choice to the device in an INI file, and then it’ll always be assigned the same letter in the future.
You can also have the program intelligently assign drive letters from a list, depending on criteria like the active user, volume label, drive size and so on. So you might have small USB keys always assigned to K, L or M, say, while larger external backup drives get X, Y or Z.
You might choose to mount the drives as folders on an NTFS drive, perhaps ensuring that C:\USB\Corsair actually points to a USB flash drive. There’s an option to hide card reader drive letters unless they contain media. And you’re able to customize your own autorun options, for example launching a backup program as soon as you connect an external USB drive.
- check if the letter is used by a network share of the currently logged on user and assign the next letter that is really available
- reserve letters, so they are not used for local drives
- assign a letter from a list of new default letters, also dependend on many different criteria as the active user, drive type, connection (USB, FireWire), USB port, volume label, size and others
- assign letters for a specific USB drive by putting an INI file on the drive
- remove the drive letters of card readers until a card is inserted
- define autorun events depending on many different criteria
- many other things, see help file, available online as HTML version too
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