Quickly Open a USB Drive in Windows with a Keyboard Shortcut

Quickly Open a USB Drive in Windows with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly—or use an application located on one—you can create a keyboard shortcut to save yourself some time.

Weblog Into Windows explains how to set up the USB drive shortcut, and it only takes a few simple steps:

  1. Connect the USB drive to your PC and backup the data on it. This is important because you’ll be assigning a unique letter name and it may require formatting the drive.
  2. Open disk management—you can navigate there or hit Windows Key + R and then type "diskmgmt.msc"—and find the USB drive. Right-click the drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  3. Click the Change button and select a new, unique drive letter. Then click OK and Yes in the following dialog boxes.
  4. Open Windows Explorer, right-click on the USB drive with it’s uniquely assigned letter, and select Create shortcut. It’ll appear on your desktop. Right-click it and select Properties.
  5. Go to the Shortcut tab and find the Shortcut key box. Enter your custom keyboard shortcut and hit Apply.

Now whenever you want to access your USB flash drive, you bring it up in an instant with your personally made keyboard shortcut. To see more screenshots that go along with the steps, check the link below.

How to Create Keyboard Shortcut to Open USB Drive In Windows | Into Windows


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