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Windows 7: Changing the drive letter for DVD Drives?


16 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 64
 
 
Changing the drive letter for DVD Drives?

So I know that going into disk management allows me to change the letter assignments for hard drives and such, but there are no dvd-drives listed there. Where do I go in Windows 7 to change the drive letters for my installed burners?

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16 Sep 2010   #2

 
 

mine are listed on the bottom pane, and if i right click i get the change drive letter path option.


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16 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

@XNemesis, Does your "Computer" show the DVD drive? If not check that you have no loose connection and that the drive is connected properly. If still it does not show in 'Computer", change the cable and check.

Here is a screenshot of my "Computer" where both my DVD and BD drives are shown and I have renamed them as Y and Z using Disk Management.

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16 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If they aren't showing in Disk Management, then make sure they are showing in My Computer (my guess is, they won't be), and then we need to troubleshoot why they aren't available.
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16 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

More than likely not turned on in bios
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16 Sep 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN + E keycombo

Does your "missing" device show up there? Yes or No.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
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16 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Continuing on the sublect, many years ago my new Moserbaer-Liteon Combo drive would not show up on "My Computer". I do not remember whether it was Windows ME or XP. I had to enter the registry and make a simple edit to get it recognised. I do not remember exactly what it was and perhaps that may not be applicable now with Windows 7.

Anyway, I just found this microsoft support article. Check whether it helps you.
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16 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XNemesis View Post
So I know that going into disk management allows me to change the letter assignments for hard drives and such, but there are no dvd-drives listed there. Where do I go in Windows 7 to change the drive letters for my installed burners?
Hello XNemesis,

You can check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if the DVD drives are listed, and if so change the drive letters for your DVD drives.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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