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Windows 7: Just curious about drive 27?

16 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 
Just curious about drive 27?

Just something I'm curious about. What happens when you mount your 27th drive in Windows? What's its drive letter? Does Windows even let you?

Oli
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16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Just something I'm curious about. What happens when you mount your 27th drive in Windows? What's its drive letter? Does Windows even let you?

Oli
Perhaps they just switch into AA or go into numerals.
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16 Mar 2010   #3

 

..... i must know now!

someone mount alot of virtual drives now!
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16 Mar 2010   #4

7-Pro-64
 
 

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16 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

From the looks of it you require a raid configuration to get past 26 on Vista and 7 but aparently on XP it will go AA:, AB:, etc.

Weird :S

Oli
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16 Mar 2010   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

The stories about AA:, AB: etc. are completely bulls**t. The Windows / DOS based systems accept single digit alphanumerical characters as drive letter or rather drive character: A to Z and 0 to 9, so you can have maximum 36 drives. If you want more, you have to mount the additional partitions as folders to existing partitions.

To show what I mean, check this picture. Please click it to show in full size. White text is original command prompt output, yellow text my comments. I'm using SUBST command in this example, syntax is subst DRIVE-LETTER: FOLDERPATH, where DRIVE-LETTER is the letter or number you want to assign to folder FOLDERPATH.

Just curious about drive 27?-drive_letters.png

As you can see, the system accepts drive letters to Z: and single digit numbers, but not double digit numbers or letters.

Case closed.

Kari


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16 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

@osholt

Thanks to you I checked it out using virtual drives.

Result: There is no Drive 27. It just doesn't go above Z: I'm supposed to have 32 drives

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17 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

What if you aren't using English? Other alphabets have different numbers of letters... could I get more by labeling my drives in something like Sanskrit, which I think has 53 letters?
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17 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
What if you aren't using English? Other alphabets have different numbers of letters... could I get more by labeling my drives in something like Sanskrit, which I think has 53 letters?
You can't. Whichever language you use, the drive letters will always be in english.
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17 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
What if you aren't using English? Other alphabets have different numbers of letters... could I get more by labeling my drives in something like Sanskrit, which I think has 53 letters?
You can't. Whichever language you use, the drive letters will always be in english.
Darn. There goes my evil plan for world domination! Back to the drawing board.
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