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Windows 7: Can I Keep (D:)?


14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
Can I Keep (D:)?

Hello everyone,
Two days ago a created a new partition in my computer (by dividing C: into two partitions) and named it G (though I wanted to name it D like it was the case on my XP).

Today, my Explorer was behaving weirdly (whenever I want to change a folder/shortcut icon and click on "Browse" I'm taken to an almost normal Explorer Window, instead of the Browse Menu with the big square icons on the left, except that I can neither minimize, nor maximize, nor resize it ) so I did a system restore (I chose a restore point prior to two Windows Updates I did yesterday) and it fixed the problem.

However, the name of my G drive is now D drive! It changed itself after the restore. So Should I change it back to G (knowing that I've always wanted it to be called D) or keep it as it is although I've read that the name D is usually reserved for System Recovery Partition


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14 Mar 2010   #2

Stools
 
 

It will be fine as D: no worries!
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Shrantellatessa.



It will be ok to leave it as D: if you want to.
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14 Mar 2010   #4

windows ultimate 7 64 bit
 
 

click start type in system management then choose it then click disk management you should be familiar with this is you used windows to make the partition check if theres a recovery partition. although im sure if D is taken it will take the next available letter when its required
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14 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
Thank You!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
It will be fine as D: no worries!
Great, thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Shrantellatessa.
It will be ok to leave it as D: if you want to.
Yes, I want to because I prefer D to G

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by totalguy View Post
click start type in system management then choose it then click disk management you should be familiar with this is you used windows to make the partition check if theres a recovery partition. although im sure if D is taken it will take the next available letter when its required
Yes, I got familiar with it thanks to the support I got here. And since the recovery partition, as you said, will take care of choosing its own name by itself, then I'll just leave it like that


Thank you everyone for your quick help! ^_^

PS. How do you mark a thread as "Solved"?
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shrantellatessa View Post
Hello everyone,
Two days ago a created a new partition in my computer (by dividing C: into two partitions) and named it G (though I wanted to name it D like it was the case on my XP).

Today, my Explorer was behaving weirdly (whenever I want to change a folder/shortcut icon and click on "Browse" I'm taken to an almost normal Explorer Window, instead of the Browse Menu with the big square icons on the left, except that I can neither minimize, nor maximize, nor resize it ) so I did a system restore (I chose a restore point prior to two Windows Updates I did yesterday) and it fixed the problem.

However, the name of my G drive is now D drive! It changed itself after the restore. So Should I change it back to G (knowing that I've always wanted it to be called D) or keep it as it is although I've read that the name D is usually reserved for System Recovery Partition
When you install a system C: will go to your hard drive , D: will go to your optical drive and so on, flash readers etc. your choice of the letter G: is because you have used up the letters to that point. A: goes to a floppy B: doesn`t get used (not on the ground anyway) C: your 1st drive D: optical drives ( dvd players , cd players etc.)

You could just name it S: Storage unless you are planning to install another OS on it. Then it would show as C: on the new install.

Only change drive letters if you are going to reformat a partition.
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15 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

I didn't change G to D, it changed by itself after I did a System Restore ^_^

Thanks for the useful info though!
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