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Windows 7: Question about changing HDD drive letter

09 Feb 2017   #1
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Question about changing HDD drive letter

Undoubtedly someone here is going to wonder why I'm even running a computer, but I lean on the old saying "The only dumb question is one you do not ask".

So, Here goes: I had several HDDs on my W-7 Ultimate x64 that were scrambled in the Hard Disk Display and decided if the drive letters were consecutive they would be 1-2-3 and easier to view. I changed them and sure enough, they were displayed on the HDD Display like I wanted them to do.

[BUT] A while later I noted the VIDEO_TS files (even though in labeled folders, were scrambled among themselves within the folders) {damn} The HDDs had mixed VIDEO_TS and .ISO files on them. As far as I can tell to date the .ISO files are still intact and only the VIDEO_TS files affected.

Could it be that because each .ISO was differently labeled and the VIDEO_TS files, because they all said "VIDEO_TS" (even though they were in differently labeled folders) were scrambled-up because they ALL had the same name within their folders?

I know the horse already left the barn, but curious as to what happened.

Appreciated


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11 Feb 2017   #2
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmm- no takers.. Was the question..

A- Incredibly Stupid ?

B- Incredibly Complicated ?
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11 Feb 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would just use labels for the different hdd's personally :/
Free mini tool can do it easily enough
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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11 Feb 2017   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I second the motion! I have each of my partitions labeled "S0x[HDx]C -- the C makes sure that regardless of usb or dvd or regular boot -- I always know that ...C is my normal "c drive" OS partition.
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12 Feb 2017   #5
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Maybe...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I would just use labels for the different hdd's personally :/
Free mini tool can do it easily enough
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
You may have something there. I used EASEUS Partition Master which I have used with total success in the past to change several HDD drive letters at one shot. It seemed to take longer than usual to accomplish than usual but I dismissed it as doing more than one operation as a time. Again, it only apparently stirred one HDD.[??]
Going to scrap EASEUS tool and try your MiniTool suggestion. Thanks
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