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Windows 7: Assigning drive letters

05 Feb 2013   #1
TaskMaster

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Assigning drive letters

i am not sure which forum this belongs in, so please move it to the correct forum if required.

I am in the process of preparing my pc to migrate to a SSD.
I am trying to relocate various files. I have a primary partition E, labeled 'Data', about 9GB, which I want to copy to a different HDD. The copy partition and contents worked fine, but I have a problem with drive letters

How can I use the same drive letter on the new partition?

I assigned the letter H, but I want it to be assigned the letter E so existing applications will continue to work.

Ed


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05 Feb 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ed,

You could use OPTION TWO to change the drive letters. If E is already being used, then you'll need to assign it a different letter before being able to assign E to the new partition.

Drive Icon - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Feb 2013   #3
TaskMaster

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you Shawn, worked perfectly!
So obvious, just needed a new set of eyes to see it.
Ed
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05 Feb 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ed. Glad it was able to help.
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