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Windows 7: Drive letter not showing up as available

27 Aug 2009   #1
mktaj

windows 7
 
 
Drive letter not showing up as available

hi all,

I just installed windows 7 rc. I have two hard drives in my system. The first has two partitions, the boot partition and a logical drive. The second hard drive has a single partition on it. windows assigned the 2nd hard drive the letter "d". I have a lot of data on there that a certain program I am using will be trying to locate on the "h" drive. I tried going to the disk management utility to change the assignment from "d" to "h", but in the list of available letters, h is not listed. (on the list of drives, nothing is shown as having the letter "h"). Why is h not available? (actually, I looked through the list and g,h,i,j and p are all missing). where did they go? is there some way I can get h back?

thanks,
mktaj


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28 Aug 2009   #2
Zevaka

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mktaj View Post
hi all,

I just installed windows 7 rc. I have two hard drives in my system. The first has two partitions, the boot partition and a logical drive. The second hard drive has a single partition on it. windows assigned the 2nd hard drive the letter "d". I have a lot of data on there that a certain program I am using will be trying to locate on the "h" drive. I tried going to the disk management utility to change the assignment from "d" to "h", but in the list of available letters, h is not listed. (on the list of drives, nothing is shown as having the letter "h"). Why is h not available? (actually, I looked through the list and g,h,i,j and p are all missing). where did they go? is there some way I can get h back?

thanks,
mktaj
i had this problem, no worry
run regedit.exe
there you go HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->MountedDevices
find lines like
DosDevices\J:
DosDevices\D:
...
etc and change D to H

that's all
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28 Aug 2009   #3
mktaj

windows 7
 
 

Thanks!
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