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Duplicated External Drive Letters


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#1 mintizmate

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:03 AM

Hi, I am not sure which topic this query comes under but tghis one seemed to be the most likely. If I am wrong I apologise.

 

I have just got myself a new computer running Widow 10. The main internal drive has been partitioned to "C" for normal storage use etc., with a partition "D" which is the recovery drive. I believe that this is comman practice and I don't have an issue with it. However, when I added my external drive to the system the drive letters were duplicated, so that i now have (indicated) 2 "C" drives and 2 "E" drives (the external Hard drive). If Iplug in a USB stick the drive letter for this is also duplicated.

I have been into the settings and tried to sort ouit the drive letters, but to no effect. I am sure that this is a simple task to sort out, but I really don't know how.

 

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:08 AM

I would try "Disk Management" to manually remove and re-add a drive letter to your external drive. Here is a good tutorial:



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:41 AM

Hi Nathan, Thanks for your suggestion,but I still have the issue of dulicated Drive Letters. When I look in "Disk Management" all appears as it should be with each drive having it's own identification letter. however, it is when I look into "File Explorer" I still have an indication of 2 "F" drives, 2 "H" drives but no "G" drive. I have attached 2 screen grabs which may help.

Screen grab 2 - "Disk Management" page and Screen Grab 1 - Fille Explorer index. Hopefully you or another member will be able to help.

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