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Windows 7: Drive Letters Changed

14 Dec 2011   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Drive Letters Changed

Hello Folks,
I bought a new portabe hdd. Before connecting it, I powered on the 2 other ones I normally use on my PC. After the drive was installed, I opened My Computer and all the drive letters had changed. Why? & can they be returned to originals.
The USB port AFAIK has never been used before.


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14 Dec 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello George,

You should be able to use either option in the tutorial below to change the drive letters back to what they were. If one drive is using another's old letter, then you may need to change it to some other letter that none of them used before in order to rearrange and change the letters back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2011   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for reminding me how it's done. I was thinking more on the lines, that each USB port was assigned a specific letter regardless of what's plugged in. My pc has 1 on the front & 3 or 4 @ the rear.
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When I get mail re a new post, it shows your logo as Seven Forums, but at the base it is called 7 Forums.
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15 Dec 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're most welcome George.

Yeah, I suppose that could be a bit confusing. I think it was done that way to be shorter and to help recognize it being for the "Windows 7" OS.
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15 Dec 2011   #5
z3r010

 

Yeah but they get no traffic (other than the faked stats) and dont rank in google, so it doesn't really matter
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15 Dec 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome George.

Yeah, I suppose that could be a bit confusing. I think it was done that way to be shorter and to help recognize it being for the "Windows 7" OS.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Yeah but they get no traffic (other than the faked stats) and dont rank in google, so it doesn't really matter
Point taken. I did join the other Windows 7 Forums but my visits to it are now infrequent.
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