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#1 tamegomaith


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:05 AM

Hi all

Dont know if I should start a new topic for this but I was wondering how to give an external drive a certain Letter i.e. F:. Is this formating the drive??

I want the drive to have the same letter every time I turn on my PC/harddrive. It seems to have changed recently from F: to G:. This might have had something to do with moving the computer and therefore connecting the harddrive to a different USB slot. any help appreciated.


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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:53 PM

It's not going to be easy to assign the drive a letter and keep it at that letter once you remove it from the system.

This change is, as you presumed, probably because of the changing of the USB ports (and other connected devices).

I'd try setting it up the way that you had it before and then don't disconnect it again.

Alternatively, you can go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and then press Enter.

In the top pane, right click on the drive and select "Change drive letter and paths".
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