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Changing external drive letter assignments

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    My backup USB drive had always be assigned to the E:. Yesterday I had it
    shut off when I put another USB drive in. Windows assigned E: the new drive.
    Then I put in the backup drive and it appeared as F:. How every time I
    connect my back up drive it is showing up as F: and not E: even tho the drive
    that was E: is no longer present.

    How to I get my back up USB drive back to E:?

    I appreciate your help, -John
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    John wrote:
    > My backup USB drive had always be assigned to the E:. Yesterday I
    > had it shut off when I put another USB drive in. Windows assigned E:
    > the new drive. Then I put in the backup drive and it appeared as F:.
    > How every time I connect my back up drive it is showing up as F: and
    > not E: even tho the drive that was E: is no longer present.
    >
    > How to I get my back up USB drive back to E:?
    >
    > I appreciate your help, -John

    ================================
    See the following article:

    (307844) How to change drive letter
    assignments in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307844


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    I am a volunteer

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  3. sanjacstudent14

    sanjacstudent14 Flightless Bird

    "John" wrote:

    > My backup USB drive had always be assigned to the E:. Yesterday I had it
    > shut off when I put another USB drive in. Windows assigned E: the new drive.
    > Then I put in the backup drive and it appeared as F:. How every time I
    > connect my back up drive it is showing up as F: and not E: even tho the drive
    > that was E: is no longer present.
    >
    > How to I get my back up USB drive back to E:?
    >
    > I appreciate your help, -John



    - Log on as Administrator
    - Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and
    Maintenance.
    - Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then
    click Disk Management
    - Right-click the USB drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
    - Click Change.
    - Click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter that you
    want to use and then click OK.
    - Click Yes when prompted to confirm the drive letter change.
     

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