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Ext User(pbkelly)
04-06-2007, 03:27 AM
I plugged in my removeable DVD writer and backed up some photos. The system
then changed the letter of some drives, importantly, my external hard drive
when I store photos, music, etc. This is a mess since the programs can't
find the data on (J:), since it has been renamed (k:). How do I get these
drives renamed.

Ext User(Shenan Stanley)
04-06-2007, 04:47 AM
pbkelly wrote:
> I plugged in my removeable DVD writer and backed up some photos.
> The system then changed the letter of some drives, importantly, my
> external hard drive when I store photos, music, etc. This is a
> mess since the programs can't find the data on (J:), since it has
> been renamed (k:). How do I get these drives renamed.

Unplug all external drives - reboot.
Plug back in the external hard drive where you '... store photos, music, etc
....'

Better?

You can also use Disk Management to successfully change the drive letter of
any drive in your system other than your System Drive (usually C:.)

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

Good Luck.

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Shenan Stanley
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Ext User(Bill Blanton)
04-06-2007, 04:47 AM
"pbkelly" <pbkelly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A2809C85-92B4-4853-9F17-8E94782FA1BE@microsoft.com...
>I plugged in my removeable DVD writer and backed up some photos. The system
> then changed the letter of some drives, importantly, my external hard drive
> when I store photos, music, etc. This is a mess since the programs can't
> find the data on (J:), since it has been renamed (k:). How do I get these
> drives renamed.

Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop
Manage
+Storage-Disk Management
Right click the drive
Change drive letters...
follow the prompts.

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