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Windows 7: Why can't I change my External HD to Drive Letter K?

07 May 2009   #1
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 
Why can't I change my External HD to Drive Letter K?

Alright so i wanted to set my External Hard Drive letter to K because my iTunes XML library file recognizes all my music being on path K:\ and so on.

Can anyone figure out what's up? Please.

I have an idea it might because of my 5-in-1 card reader but in my XP OS it showed them by default under the "My Computer" option regardless of there being a card or not. Do you think that in 7 a card actually has to be present for it to have shown up?




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07 May 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I you go to folder options in the control panel got o the "view" tab and check the box to show hidden folders, files and drives....you may find that a card reader or something else already has that letter in use.
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07 May 2009   #3
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I you go to folder options in the control panel got o the "view" tab and check the box to show hidden folders, files and drives....you may find that a card reader or something else already has that letter in use.
that was it. thanks. i thought it might be it but didn't know how or why they were not visible. thank you. rep to you will be added.

by the way, does anyone know how to change the thread to "solved"? i never figured that one out.
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07 May 2009   #4
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andythecurefan View Post
that was it. thanks. i thought it might be it but didn't know how or why they were not visible. thank you. rep to you will be added.

by the way, does anyone know how to change the thread to "solved"? i never figured that one out.
Click the read, white and black caution sign icon in the upper right hand corner of the post to report it to the moderators. They will mark it solved for you.
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08 May 2009   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andythecurefan View Post
that was it. thanks. i thought it might be it but didn't know how or why they were not visible. thank you. rep to you will be added.

by the way, does anyone know how to change the thread to "solved"? i never figured that one out.
I am glad that helped you out. Have a great day!
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