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Windows 7: delete missing drive letter

17 Mar 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
delete missing drive letter

In the snipet attached,you can see that drive Windows7(H) is missing.How can i delete that entry?delete missing drive letter-how-delete.png

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17 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Perform a drive cleanup procedure as below and check whether it gets rid of it.

Remove all non-present storage volumes:

Download v 0.8.1 from Drive Tools for Windows. Unzip it to a folder, select the 32bit or 64bit drivecleanup.exe depending on your OS and copy it to the c > windows > system32 folder.

Shut down your Comp, Unplug all USB devices from your computer.( you may keep USB KB and mouse plugged)


On an elevated command prompt type drivecleanup.exe and Enter. After the cleanup close the window.

Shut down your comp and reboot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2013   #3


If you click on the Missing drive listing, and then click Configure, turn off System Restore and it should go away.

I would only have System Restore for all programs and files turned on C.
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18 Mar 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1

Thank you for the quick replies,tried the easiest one of your suggestions,turned off under configuration and worked,bookmarked Drive Tools for Windows,great utilities there.
Any specific reason,not to include other than C drives for restoration?
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18 Mar 2013   #5


For data drives I use a backup to cloud method like this: Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums

This way you have your files physically on another drive instead of at the mercy of System Restore shadow copies, which hog disk space and may not always run.
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