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Windows 7: Why can't i get a drive "J"

03 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)
Why can't i get a drive "J"

If you look at the screen shot you can see the letters of the drives i have, however for the life of me i can't get my new WD3TB drive to come up as drive J, anyone know why and more to the point how to fix it.

I have gone into disk managment (spelling) but when i try to change the letter J is not there, now i know in xp we used to have tweakUI which might have solved this but even having a nose in godmode has not allowed me to sort this issue out.. Discuss.


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03 Feb 2013   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

In your screen print J is used for your DVD RW drive.
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03 Feb 2013   #3

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1

Your screen shot shows that your DVD is using "J".
Change the DVD to another letter and then try using J for your HD.
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03 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)

Jesus how did i miss this one, that must have changed somehow as i normally have DVD-RW as drive W, sorry for such a stupid questions guys.

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03 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

It's very easy to do. Sometimes, you can look and stare at something and not see what you're looking for and it takes someone else to point the obvious out to you. By the way, I have my BD drive labelled as O (for Optical).
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