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Windows 7: Hard drive assigned letters problem

02 Dec 2011   #1
ormabe

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi new and first time here., and I need help please.

I have several hard drives to storage photos and other media files.
I found that the letters assigned in two of the hard drives are difeferent

drive_K (M)
drive_m (Z) orginal this was drive_m (K)


I tried to change the (K) to "Z " in the computer management, to see if (_m) was change but it stils there.


Is this right? I wil appreciate help

orlando

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02 Dec 2011   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you have a card reader installed that is why the drive letters can't be change, remove the card reader and then you can change the drive letters.
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02 Dec 2011   #3
ormabe

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, the computer is built with card reader, so I cannot remove that. So is that ok to have
drive_K (M)
drive_m (Z)? or will it make a mess with the files storage in each hard drive?

Can I change those letters on another computer which has not card reader built in such as a laptop?
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02 Dec 2011   #4
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It won't hurt anything, but you will have to remember where you put things. As long as C:/ is os and that's where programs are loaded by default, the other drives are storage you can go into Windows Explorer and right click the drive and rename it, for instance OS C:, Pictures J:, Music K:, MY Stuff Z:, that way it would keep it strait. Try it and let me know.
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02 Dec 2011   #5
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I forgot to ask are these individual drives, not partitions on one drive
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02 Dec 2011   #6
ormabe

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much for your help.
Yes, all of them are individual hard diks.
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02 Dec 2011   #7
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Let us know how it work out
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02 Dec 2011   #8
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
If you have a card reader installed that is why the drive letters can't be change, remove the card reader and then you can change the drive letters.

I don't understand why you need to remove card reader connections to assign drives, I understand assignment to drives by windows, even my system still has floppy designators
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02 Dec 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You don't need to remove cardreaders just to change drive letters.
What 1Bowtie meant was that you'd have to remove it if you wanted to assign letters to your disks that are already in use by the cardreader. Otherwise, no, it's not necessary.
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02 Dec 2011   #10
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I must be missing something here or to slow for the catch, but I thought the words used were Harddrives, you are writing about, "assign letters to your disks that are already in use by the cardreader".
Disk used but cardreaders, I didn't know harddrives connect to cardreaders, I'm missing something here.
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