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Windows 7: Changing Hard disk Letter through Disk Manament

13 May 2014   #11
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

True just wanted to make sure ;-) with 250gb worth of payware and having my Flight simulator just the way i want it Re-installing woulnt have been the best option for me


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13 May 2014   #12
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What kind of files does the FS produce and what type of files does it depend on? Im not familiar with it.
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13 May 2014   #13
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Flight simulator is just a simulator kinda like a game i guess but most refer to it as a simulator rather then a game. Most files are BGL's and Texture files for specific Land Class and Sceneries. I know some aircrafts have Registry Entries within the Registry to assure windows that the Aircraft's where purchased. But it all points to the F drive and some PDF Licence files wich point to C Drive

All BGL's are loaded within the simulator itself it searches for scenery within a Txt file labled Scenery.cfg to load up the scenery from what i know everything is loaded from the F Drive the only thing is the registry has some files linking the C to F for payware Scenery and Payware Aircrafts but considering J will soon become F those registry entries will still be pointing to F Drive once the letter is changed
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13 May 2014   #14
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just to confirm Re assigning a letter to an exiting partition doesn't require reformatting the partition?
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13 May 2014   #15
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garciamk4 View Post
Just to confirm Re assigning a letter to an exiting partition doesn't require reformatting the partition?
No, reassigning a drive letter will not require you to reformat. It will break things that required that drive letter but that is easily fixed by changing it back.
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13 May 2014   #16
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok so if FS(Flight Simulator is in J drive) Changing J to F should Re-link the registries to Flight simulator so as long as the Registry points to F?

In other Words the computer doesnt know F use to be J changed to F as long as the path in those registries are pointing to F

so anything that requires the drive letter will automatically be fixed if J becomes F

The idea is to transfer Flight Simulator from F to J then change the old F Letter to a different letter to then change J to F so flight simulator can run on its own drive rather then the old extended F partition
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13 May 2014   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garciamk4 View Post
ok so if FS(Flight Simulator is in J drive) Changing J to F should Re-link the registries to Flight simulator so as long as the Registry points to F?

In other Words the computer doesnt know F use to be J changed to F as long as the path in those registries are pointing to F
Its complicated but basically.. Files that point to F: will play nice with the new J: drive that you will rename F:. Problem is, if some of these files on the current F: drive stay on J: and have registry pointers that still map to F:, they will be broken.
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13 May 2014   #18
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got it just make sure that J is F and doesnt stay as J lol Thanks There will be no files on the old F partitoned drive all filles will be transfered since its just the simulator so the old F partition will be completly Empty as it has nothing but the simulator

Just to be clear Everything on the old F will be transferred to J wich will become F
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13 May 2014   #19
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All done and tested everything worked thanks guys for all your help
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13 May 2014   #20
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Glad it worked out for you, happy flying
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