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Windows 7: External hard drive changed. Won't change back

25 Jun 2013   #1
Djassie18698

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
External hard drive changed. Won't change back

My external drive letter was K:, now it's L:. I checked the registry and saw that they both have the same value? I also can't change drive letter in computer management. Help me please!


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25 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jassie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and delete the \DosDevices\L: Binary vaule to see if the drive will be seen as K after restarting the computer.

If not, then see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change it back to K.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jun 2013   #3
Djassie18698

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Did this. But with the cmd part. It says letter K is in use. But I don't see it?
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25 Jun 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, delete both the K and L entries in the registry to start fresh, and restart the computer. Check to see what drive letter is automatically assigned to the external hard drive, and go from there to change it if needed.
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25 Jun 2013   #5
Djassie18698

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As you can see here, no letter K.
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25 Jun 2013   #6
Djassie18698

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Removed both entries too. But the L just keeps refreshing.
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25 Jun 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's ok. What letter is it giving the external HDD? L: ??

If so, then you should be able to use OPTION TWO to change L to K, or OPTION THREE to assign K to the L volume.
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25 Jun 2013   #8
Djassie18698

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Don't work. It says K is alreadt in use? Wtf?

And my HDD is now L, but I want K
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25 Jun 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please post some more screenshots of your Disk Management window and the registry like above again showing all drive letters to see if K is listed.

Did you restart the computer after deleting K and L from the registry?
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