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Windows 7: Just curious about drive 27?

17 Mar 2010   #11
gladson1976

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What if you aren't using English? Other alphabets have different numbers of letters... could I get more by labeling my drives in something like Sanskrit, which I think has 53 letters?
You can't. Whichever language you use, the drive letters will always be in english.
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17 Mar 2010   #12
Kari

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I am from Finland where we have additional letters , and in aplhabet. I live in Germany, the German alphabet has also those three extra letters as Finnish alphabet, plus additional two: and (has no lower case). It's not possible to use any of these letters as drive letter.

OT: Until Windows 98 it was not even possible to use these letters in file names. Since only about two years ago it has been possible to use these letters in domain names, as this Finnish calendar site shows: http://www.pivyri.fi:

Just curious about drive 27?-paeivyri.png

Kari


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17 Mar 2010   #13
gladson1976

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When you go to Disk Management and try to change a drive letter, you get a drop down with all the available drive letters. Those are the only ones that are used by windows.
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17 Mar 2010   #14
Kari

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When you go to Disk Management and try to change a drive letter, you get a drop down with all the available drive letters. Those are the only ones that are used by windows.
Very true. Although it is easy to prove that a Windows system also accepts single digit numbers as drive letters (see here), I've not found any other way to do it than to use command line options SUBST or NET USE.

Kari
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17 Mar 2010   #15
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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When you go to Disk Management and try to change a drive letter, you get a drop down with all the available drive letters. Those are the only ones that are used by windows.
Very true. Although it is easy to prove that a Windows system also accepts single digit numbers as drive letters (see here), I've not found any other way to do it than to use command line options SUBST or NET USE.

Kari
When you subst a folder with a letter, it show up in explorer, but when you subst with a number, it doesn't show up
ie.
SUBST Z: C:\Games -> Show up in Explorer as Z:
SUBST 1: C:\Games -> Doesn't show up in Explorer.

I guess subst with a number is for DOS only.
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17 Mar 2010   #16
Kari

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Yes, that's how it works. My point was just to show Windows 7 accepts numbers as drive letters. Of course, because you can only use them in command prompt (DOS), it is not very practical.
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