How to get the drive letter assigned automatically ?


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Every week I clone my SSD to two other SSDs; when I connect the first of those target SSDs, a drive letter is assigned to it, and so it shows in File Explorer, and cloning can proceed. The second target SSD appears only in Disk Manager - where I can allocate a drive letter to it, and then, it shows in File Explorer, and I can clone to it. I want a reason for that discriminatory behavior, or better still, a remedy to make drive letter allocation as automatic for the second as for the first SSD clone.
 
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hmm, I do just the opposite, I give my back up drives letter at the end of the alphabet so that windows can't change them.
 

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I'd try using @Clintlgm suggestion of permanently, manually assigning drive letters (different drive letters like X and Z) to your two external portable drives so as two avoid any possible conflicting drive letters being assigned automatically
 
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You can also permanently assign those drives the letters A and B as hardly any computer uses those drive letters anymore (these were originally assigned for floppy disks). I have two of my backup drives assigned those letters and never had any problems with them....
 
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Also keep in mind that Windows frequently will, by default, assign Mapped network drives starting with Z: and working back up the alphabet. I have 2 NAS drives on my Router with Y: and Z: assigned.
 
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