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- Reassigning hard drive (by letter)
December 30, 2007, 8:34 pm
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I have an external hard drive I have been hooking up to my laptop which
has been working fine for months as drive E. I got a new camera for
Christmas, and even when it isn't plugged in it has assigned itself to
drive E and jumped my external hard drive up to F. I realize all of my
files are still stored, but is there anyway I can re assign my hard
drive back to E so I don't have to change all of my shortcuts? It's
making iTunes especially difficult....
Re: Reassigning hard drive (by letter)
In windows go into Computer Management -> Drive Management.
Click on the volume in the top right hand panel to highlight
it, right-click it and "Change Drive Letter" (or similar
If the camera (or dock or something else) is shown in Disk
Management as having the drive letter you wanted for the
extrenal drive, you may first have to reassign the device
using the letter you want to have freed up for reassignment
to the external drive). IOW, support you saw a device using
E, you could temporarily assign that device to Z
temporarily, then assign the external drive to E now that E
is available, then reassign the device you had temporarily
assigned to Z, to F now that the external is not F anymore.
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