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Solved: Changing drive letters

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cullism, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. cullism

    cullism Thread Starter

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    I have just reformatted my computer and restored everything to its pre-reformat state. Unfortunately E: drive has now become I: drive and F: has become J: I have followed instructions from other posts relating to Disk Management, however I don't get the option of using either drive E: or drive F: It wouldn't matter except that I have put together an Excel process in which the macros refer to drives E: or F: and I don't want to have to change them. Help!
     
  2. foxidrive

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    In disk management: change the drives E/F/etc to high drive letters and then E: and F: will become available. You can then shuffle them all around.
     
  3. cullism

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    I'm not sure I understand. When I go into Disk Management drive letters E: and F: do not appear. When I insert memory sticks into what used to be E: and F:, they appear as I: and J: (until then letters I: and E: are not shown. With memory sticks plugged in the drive letters which appear are A: and B: then I: to Z: (no E: or F: or G: or H: even thought they appear in My Computer).
     
  4. foxidrive

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    The drive letters that are currently used are not able to be selected, so are not shown in the list.

    To set a device to one that is not shown you have to right click on the (say E: drive) and change the drive letter (to say R: ) Then E: will become available for you to choose for your 'other' drive.
     
  5. cullism

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    I will try what you have suggested. I don't know if it is significant, but drives E: F: G: and H: all appear in My Computer but when I select them and check their properties they all show that all space is used. For what, I wonder? as you say, drives which are used are not selectable.
     
  6. foxidrive

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    It could be a multi card reader and each card slot is given a drive letter. When you put a memory card in for each slot then it will become available - at a guess.

    If you can provide screen shots of the devices page then maybe it would say.
     
  7. cullism

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    Please find three screenshots of Disk Management. The first is taken before I plug in the two memory sticks, the second after I plug them in and the third when I try to change the drive letters.
     

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    E,F,G,H have no media which is probably a set of memory card readers.

    What I suggest is that you change
    E: to R:
    F: to S:
    G: to T:
    H: to U:

    and then change the I: and J: to what you want.
     
  9. cullism

    cullism Thread Starter

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    Thanks!! I've now got the drive letters where I want them.
     
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