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Old 10-26-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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So, dumb problem, but forgive me for being an idiot..

I use an external hard drive to store my music collection. Recently, for no apparent reason, Windows re-assigned the drive letter signification of my external hard drive from "F:/" to "G:/". Now all the software I use that references the files on the hard drive is throwing errors saying it can't find the file, and my music player can't find any of the songs in the library.

I could manually change all the addresses in the software I use and re-load my music library but, um, that would suck.

How do I change the letter of a drive?


Thanks!
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Is there an F: drive currently in My Computer? (hint: it might be a USB removable one)
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No, however earlier today I went was using a few different removable drives at the same time. I've noticed that now when I connect one of my other removable drives, it is now called F: I don't know why the names were swapped. Do you know a way to change them back, or re-assign the name?
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:12 PM   #4
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Go:
Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management.

Right-click on the drive, and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." Then click "Change", and select the letter you want. If F: is being used by another drive, it won't be available to choose.
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Thank you very much - that's exactly what I was looking for!

p.s. Morrowind is the best video game of all time. ever. kudos!
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Thank you very much - that's exactly what I was looking for!
No worries - glad I could help.

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Couldn't have said it better myself!
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