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#1 hortoholic

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:01 AM

Hello, I tried to install a porogram and during the setup, I got the error "Invalid drive K:" so I went to the command prompt and entered "Subst K: C:\" and it worked. But I have a USB backup hard drive drive" and when I tried to access it, since it is drive K: when I click on the icon I get my own C: drive. Any way to fix this? To make it so that when I click on the K: drive I get whats in my portable hard drive. Please help. Thank you and your answers are greatly apreciated. If you do not understand, do not hesitate to let me know.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

You have substituted C: for K: so you have two options either you clear the substitution or choose a different drive letter for your US disk.
This is how you choose a different drive letter:
Right-click My Computer and select Manage. This would open computer management. Selet Storgae > Disk Management.
You would see your USB disk there, right click on it and select Change drive letter and paths. Click on button labeled Change. Choose a different letter from the list (say P:) and click OK.

Edited by Romeo29, 20 September 2009 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:42 PM

Ok, thanksl So what is the command to clear the substitution? Thanks all. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

If you substituted like subst k: c:\ this would create a substituted drive letter k:.
To clear this, type subst /d k:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:57 PM

Thanks all! I was finally able to acess it. Very nice people.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:18 PM

I am glad you were able to resolve the issue :thumbsup:




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