Thanks for the tip. I have a question. How do I get Disk Management to show virtual drive letters?
I have my games installed to a large external drive. I have backup game disk images stored on yet another large external hard drive. I have the backup game disk images mounted to virtual drives that auto load and auto mount the virtual drives and images at start up so I don't have to sift through my CD collection every time I want to play a different game. I recently rebooted my computer after turning off these external drives. Now my virtual drives loaded with different drive letters. Now the games don't function for three reasons: shortcuts and registry drive letter references do not point to the correct drive letters, the installed game data is now on a different drive letter, and the backup images are now on a different drive letter so my virtual drive auto loader program can't even find them. I turn on the external hard drives but the hard drive letters are not rearranged til I reboot. I know the automatic way to rearrange the drive letters back to proper boot order is to reboot with the external drives powered on before booting like it was back when I was setting all this up. Or I can disable the virtual drives to free up the correct drive letters, change drive letters for the external drives, then reenable and remount the virtual drives and hope I put the correct virtual drive images back onto the correct virtual drive letters. Sorry, but in my honest opinion, I find these methods of drive letter management very inconvenient.
I would like to know if there is a setting to view all assigned drive letters in Disk Management. Or how to lock drive letter assignment to prevent drives from changing.
Thanks in advance,