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Windows 7: Disk Management - chg drive letter-disconnected drive

18 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Disk Management - chg drive letter-disconnected drive

My backup software's profile database is expecting to backup to H:, which was the drive letter for my external backup drive back in XP. This drive comes up in Windows 7 as K, because Windows 7 has given my four usb card reader drives the letters F,G,H,I. Disk Management will not show these four card reader drives unless media is inserted (connected vs. disconnected). I have changed the letters for F,G,I to T,U,W, but only because I have those types of cards (SD, CF, MS)...I do not have an XD or SmartMedia card for the one dang drive I really need to change.

What are my options, other than buying the cheapest SM card I can find to make the drive visible for this task? The SmartSyncPro database has many profiles, so remapping all those to point to K would be a major hassle.

Thanks!
Gary

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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobogs View Post
My backup software's profile database is expecting to backup to H:, which was the drive letter for my external backup drive back in XP. This drive comes up in Windows 7 as K, because Windows 7 has given my four usb card reader drives the letters F,G,H,I. Disk Management will not show these four card reader drives unless media is inserted (connected vs. disconnected). I have changed the letters for F,G,I to T,U,W, but only because I have those types of cards (SD, CF, MS)...I do not have an XD or SmartMedia card for the one dang drive I really need to change.



What are my options, other than buying the cheapest SM card I can find to make the drive visible for this task? The SmartSyncPro database has many profiles, so remapping all those to point to K would be a major hassle.

Thanks!
Gary

I use Acronis backup and I set it to backup to drive Z. Then go into Disk Management and assign your backup drive to be drive Z. Usually this will never change due to removable drives.
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21 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC
 
 

I'm so stupid. The drive I wanted to change IS listed in Disk Management when there's no media inserted...it's just listed in the BOTTOM window pane and not in the top pane.

The drive letter change has been made and all is good.
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