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I have "Vista Home Premium" The drive letter on my external drive (F:) has changed to (G:) for no apparent reason. Why, and can I change it back to (F:)?
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You can assign the drive its letter by using Disk Management.

Click Start.

In the search bar, type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
 
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Drive letters are volatile in the NT family and assigned each time they are mounted. Externals especially change very often if disconnected and reconnected, or if another drive is installed that is seen by the OS sooner in the boot process and does not already have a letter assigned in the registry (permanent drives).
 

rsimoneau

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Thanks:
I got to the disk mananger, but that looks much too complicated for me to mess with. I'm 86 years old and most of this technical stuff is way over my head.
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rsimoneau

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Thanks!
In my case no changes of any kind were made. I just turned on the computer and guess what? the F (external drive) was G ??. The G drive was for any drive (Flash) that I put into the UBS slot.
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Just right-click the drive in Disk Management and you'll see the options in the menu.
 
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