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Windows 7: How do I change letter designating hard drive (V:) ?

28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
How do I change letter designating hard drive (V:) ?

I have built a computer for video editing and named the hard drives (C for the main drive, (M for the drive holding my music, (P for the drive for photos, and I named the drive to store my videos (V. However when I tried to write path to the V: drive I was told V: is an invalid path, I suppose because of the confusion with a \ followed by a / which would give you a \/ which can be confused with V but is not exactly the same. I went to My Computer and right clicked on the V: drive and clicked on "rename" in the drop down menu and changed the name to "Storage" but the (V persisted. Then I renamed again and named the drive "Storage (S" and now in "My Computer" the drive is shown as "Storage (S (V" When writing a path to put videos on this drive can I use either S:/ or V:/ to get videos into this drive? Is there some way to remove the (V ? Thanks.

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28 Dec 2012   #2

Win 7 pro x64

My guess is that V: might be in conflict with one of your removable media drives. On my new DELL with a multimedia card, I have a V: which is associated with a SD/mini-mmc/rs drive. There are also drive letters S:, U:, and Z: defined for various things (Z: is my CD/DVD drive).

The way that I found to remane drives and drive letter assignments is a disk management tool. Go to the Start menu, right click on Computer and click on manage. That opens up a menu to a lot of things. The thing you want is near the bottom called disk management.

Once you have the disk management screen displayed, you can right click on any drive volume to get a menu of things to do including change drive letter.
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28 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello edokie,

You could use either option in the tutorial below to change the drive letters to what you need them to be.

Hope this helps,
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