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Windows 7: How to change drive letter also also registry settings

30 Jun 2014   #1
gypsycomp

win7 sp1
 
 
How to change drive letter also also registry settings

I use disk manager to change the drive letter, but it does not change the drive references within registry.

So, how do you change the drive letter and also at the same time change the referencing drive letters in the registry?

The problem: robocopy does not recognize the new drive letter after restart.


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30 Jun 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Which drive are you trying to change? What letter are you changing it to?

You can not change any registry entries at the same time. That is one reason why the warning is given in Disk Management during the letter change, that some programs may no longer function properly .
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30 Jun 2014   #3
gypsycomp

win7 sp1
 
 

C: is on drive 0.
I am trying to change a vol. on drive 4, from V:\ to anything else (but of course not A or B)
After the change, I need to change registry entries referencing vol V:\ on drive 4.
Is there a prgm in Win7 which does this?
Is there a 3rd party prgm which does this?
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30 Jun 2014   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not as far as I know.

You will have to do it manually.
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02 Jul 2014   #5
gypsycomp

win7 sp1
 
 

I was hoping someone would come back and suggest another program like the old Partition Magic which would auto change the regestery whenever drive letters where changed.
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02 Jul 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Locating drive references in the registry can be very difficult. Apploications do this in a wide variety of ways. There are no firm rules for this, only guidelines, and they are frequently ignored. There may also be references in INI, XML, or any other file type the developer cares to use. It is very difficult to write software that takes all that into consideration and there are many ways to get it wrong.
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