The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Nov 6 2008   10:37AM GMT

USBDLM (Read this you won’t be dissapointed)

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Okay so you have about 6 network drive letters, and you plug in your USB stick, it says it found the drive okay, but you dont see it anywhere, well it is there, just hidden, and you have to go into disk management to find it and change the drive letter with a few clicks here and there, simple enough for a power user yes, but this process has now been made simple for anyone. USBDLM (Universal Serial Bus Drive Letter Management) reserve a set of drive letters, say you have network drives lettered F through L, you can specify that these drive letters are to be avoided when assigning usb drive letters, i.e. when plugging in a usb stick it will take any drive letter other then F through L. I have used this application for a couple years now and thought I would share it to everyone here.

Here is an insert from the website, you can view and download the application from this link here

USBDLM can for newly attached USB drives

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 dependent 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
show a balloon tip with the assigned drive letter(s)
define autorun events depending on many different criteria
many other things, see help file, available online as HTML version too

If you are looking for an easy way to set this program up check out this blog or read the help file from the author which is much more detailed

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