How to fix windows not assigning drive letters to USB disks

How to fix windows not assigning drive letters to USB disks

So recently i've had issues where Windows wouldn't auto assign a drive letter to usb disks i attach, and i would have to go to the disk manager in windows and manually assign a drive letter.
Now i actually thought it had something to do with the drives them self, but it appears that its actually a windows issue, and its fairly easy to fix.

So what you do is open a command prompt, powershell or whatever your heart desires (preferably with admin rights, though it might work without).
Now launch Microsoft Diskpart, by typing in ´diskpart´ and pressing enter (this might just take a couple of seconds).

Now try typing ´automount´, and see what reponse you get.

DISKPART> automount

Automatic mounting of new volumes disabled.

If you get the above, then you need to enable automount by using the following command.

DISKPART> automount enable

Automatic mounting of new volumes enabled.

Now if all went well, windows should now auto assign a drive letter your disks again :)

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