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Windows 7: Removable drive change

20 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Removable drive change


I recently noticed that when I attached my LG Thrive phone to my laptop to transfer videos that the drive letter designated is drive I: and it used to be designated as H:.

The phone is running Android 2.2.1 and has been rooted but even after rooting it was still drive letter H:. Can anyone tell me what may have caused the switch of drive letter designations? Thanks very much in advance.

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20 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

It's nothing to worry about, Win 7 seems to name drives as it wishes.
Or maybe you had another drive plugged in that took the I:\?
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20 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Gary is right. That is purely coincidental.
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21 Aug 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10

You could change the driver letter for your phone to anything you want really, as long as another drive is not using the letter. Just use Disk Management if you want to assign your phone to H: again.
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29 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks to you all.
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