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Windows 7: Invalid Drive F:


21 Apr 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Invalid Drive F:

Before the hard drive on which it resided failed, I had my documents located apart from the OS on partition F: Currently, no partition has this drive letter.

This has caused problems with installation of a couple of programs, the last of which is Nero KwikMedia, which since it can't find it, as indicated in the screenshot, fails installation.

When I check the current location of my libraries, they are all on C:, as there were originally. Something is still pointing to F:...how do I determine what, and how do I change it?




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21 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Error 1327 usually means an invalid drive letter. This is usually caused by an invalid data key in the registry. You can change the drive letter as follows;

Change, add, or remove a drive letter

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #3
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Have a look at this one.


Registry Editor - Find and Find Next
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21 Apr 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Mike Connor,

No, there was a drive F:, which was arbitrarily assigned to an unallocated partition on an unused drive, but I had already changed that drive letter before the problem occurred, and before posting this question.
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21 Apr 2011   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at this one.


Registry Editor - Find and Find Next
I know how to do a search in the registry, but how does this help me to find a drive letter assignment?
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21 Apr 2011   #6
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It seems something, probably in the Windows registry is looking for F: and is not finding it, perhaps removing the offender will sort the issue for you.
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21 Apr 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Mike Connor,

No, there was a drive F:, which was arbitrarily assigned to an unallocated partition on an unused drive, but I had already changed that drive letter before the problem occurred, and before posting this question.
Well obviously something is still pointing to that drive letter. So there is an incorrect data key in the registry. You can either try changing the drive letter back to what it was, or you need to find the invalid data in the registry and delete it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Bare Foot Kid,

I just put F:\ into the search box, and it came up with a very long list of keys, but from what I can tell, it seems that most, if not all, are dedicated to some particular app, or to some more general key, but none specifically pointing to the library locations, as I figured that the problem is caused by. I'm a bit reluctant to do a wholesale edit of so many keys. Especially since I can't see any that appear to relate.
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21 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Before the hard drive on which it resided failed, I had my documents located apart from the OS on partition F: Currently, no partition has this drive letter.

This has caused problems with installation of a couple of programs, the last of which is Nero KwikMedia, which since it can't find it, as indicated in the screenshot, fails installation.

When I check the current location of my libraries, they are all on C:, as there were originally. Something is still pointing to F:...how do I determine what, and how do I change it?
Did you move the Documents folder back to its default location before that drive failed and you removed it from the system.
If not I think that is the problem.
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21 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Look at this key in the registry

HKCU\Software\Microsift\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

And see if it is pointing to that phantom F drive.
Also
HKCU\Software\Microsift\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Better yet do a search of the registry for F:\Documents or whatever name you used when you moved it to the F drive
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