Windows 10 doesn't automatically assign drive letter

WD Elements - 1 To. Windows 10
I connected my brand new drive to the computer. Windows doesn’t see the drive. I manually assign a letter in the drive manager. Put “F” which was the first available letter. It works. When Windows assigns “F” to another device, my drive is no more recognized when connected, Workaround by assigning “K” letter.
Apparently, Windows can’t automatically assign a letter to the drive
Is there a solution ?
Thanks in advance.

Hello there,

Please try this to see if it helps:

Open command prompt, type in diskpart automount enable, try this out hope it helps.

The previous poster had almost the correct solution, but missed a few crucial steps. Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Open Command Prompt as an Administrator (search for Command Prompt on the Start Menu, right click, Run as Administrator)
  2. At the Command Prompt, type ‘diskpart’ and hit Enter. Wait several seconds for the DISKPART prompt to appear.
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type ‘automount enable’ and hit Enter.

You should see confirmation that Windows is now set to automatically mount new volumes.