Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

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Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

PostSat Nov 09, 2019 8:56 am

Has there been a change in the way the Samsung ssd is formatted in the 6.6 update for bm4k? Since updating and formatting my ssd via the camera, windows no longer assigns a drive letter to the device. It makes a sound when plugging it in but then no drive letter it shown.
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Re: Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

PostSat Nov 09, 2019 9:06 am

That's just a common Windows dumb behavior because of its ancient drive letter system.
You have to go into Diskmanagement. It will scan your drives and show you a list. There you will see that your SSD is there but got no drive letter assigned and therefore is not shown on the desktop.

Right-click the drive and select the Change Drive Letter and Paths option. Then assign a drive letter and your SSD will show up.

Other reason it is not shown: you have formatted to HFS+ in camera, which Windows can't read out of the box. There are tools to make it work:
http://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/
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Re: Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

PostSat Nov 09, 2019 11:10 am

Thanks for the reply. I know about the Assign drive letter thing but it is greyed our on the drive selected for the ssd. I haven’t changed the way I format the drive but it may have went to hfs+ on the fw upgrade. Will check and use the tools to get the data off.

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Re: Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

PostSun Nov 10, 2019 1:11 am

Yep, had formatted OSX rather than fat 32.

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Re: Ssd no longer has a drive letter in windows 10

PostSun Nov 10, 2019 8:33 am

Great, glad it worked out for you.
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