USB Drive Letter Manager (or USBDLM) is a free tool that lets you manage Windows’ ‘Letter Assignment’ for drives, specifically USB drives. USBDLM provides the option to assign a drive letter of your choosing to USB devices that are connected to your device.
USBDLM is currently running as an official Windows service. This means that you can use any account on your device without administrative rights. Windows typically requires this in order to edit a drive’s letters.
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A new removable device or USB drive that's connected to your system will automatically be assigned the first available letter. These assigned letters can be changed manually too, which can be done by clicking on the control panel. However, this can take up a lot of time and effort. This is where USBDLM comes into play and makes the process easier.
Configuring the behaviour of the USBDLM app is simple. You’ll just need to edit the USBDLM.INI file. An added benefit of this free service is that the package comes with a demo configuration file for you to try as an experiment. Then, all that's left to do is to install the service.
Additional features of the app include allocating custom USB drive letters, deleting and hiding drives. Also, you can customise the service so that a ‘popup’ window displays the specific drive letter and sets the service so that letters are named when certain criteria are met.
Free Windows service
The free USBDLM makes a Windows user's life much easier when it comes to naming USB drives and hard drives. Given the seamless presentation and easy installation, it really is a must-have app for Windows.