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Windows 7: Hard drives mysteriously renamed!


30 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Hard drives mysteriously renamed!

I'm running 2 external hard drives and a Codemeter Ignition Key. All were somehow assigned their own identification letter (example: Local Disk E:, F: and so forth upon install. I had gotten used to the drives by those letters. Yesterday they all changed for some unknown reason. I tried "start - "computer" and right clicked on each drive and clicked on "rename." I was allowed to rename a drive with its original letter, but when I exited the original was there with the freshly changed previous one beside it. Eg; "Local Disk E: F:." I even tried system restore but the problem remains.
Would anyone have some suggestions as to why this has occurred and how I can correct it?
Thanks and peace!

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30 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bobby,

You can use either option in the tutorial below to allow you to change the drive letters back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I can't say what caused it, but the info at the following site will tell you have to fix it.
Change, add, or remove a drive letter
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30 Jul 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That did it! I thank the two of you very much.
Peace!
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30 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Bobby.
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30 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
I'm running 2 external hard drives and a Codemeter Ignition Key. All were somehow assigned their own identification letter (example: Local Disk E:, F: and so forth upon install. I had gotten used to the drives by those letters. Yesterday they all changed for some unknown reason. I tried "start - "computer" and right clicked on each drive and clicked on "rename." I was allowed to rename a drive with its original letter, but when I exited the original was there with the freshly changed previous one beside it. Eg; "Local Disk E: F:." I even tried system restore but the problem remains.
Would anyone have some suggestions as to why this has occurred and how I can correct it?
Thanks and peace!
Ummm, you don't "rename" a drive to change its letter. You change drive letters in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management. The "name" of a drive is just a name...like "Storage" or "Backup" or "ScoobyDoo".
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