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Windows 7: modifying drive letter: Letter to choose not in the list

07 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
modifying drive letter: Letter to choose not in the list


I had to open my pc and remove drives. Once re-installed, one of the drive has seen it's letter allocation modified. Since 2 application is pointing to G drive, I would like to be able to get it back.

Hard disk (2) Was G: Now, show has a D:
CD drive was D: Now show has E:

G: appear had a "movable" drive

What can I do to replace all drive letter allocation has it use to be

Any info appreciated


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07 Mar 2015   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Missing Drive Letter?

To find out why the preferred letter is not available. Type disk management in the search bar on the start menu and select "create and format hard disk partitions". Look to see if the letter you want to use is already in use. If it is you will have to change it first.

This link might be helpful.
How to change drive letters--even when the letter you want isn't available | PCWorld
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07 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Post a shot of Disk Management please.
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07 Mar 2015   #4

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit

If G: does not appear in the list some other drive/partition is using it.

You will need to remove G: on that drive/partition (or change the letter) and then you should be able to apply it to your desired drive/partition.

Can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management window?
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07 Mar 2015   #5

windows 7 Pro x64

OK, I see
I will try to rename the actual G drive to another letter. Doing this should give me back G: as an available drive

Here is a snap shut of My computer. Not sure if this is what I have been ask to show

Free image hosting for your screenshots + free screen capture tool

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07 Mar 2015   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Booo...... not image hosting not my "Computer" but this Disk Management Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and uploading it to Seven Forums server Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Anyway, you got your problem solved thank lehrenus2K.

EDIT: Missed this How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista Snipping tool available in Windows 7 too.
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