[access-uk] Re: Changing Drive Letter

  • From: <roger.south@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:43:05 -0000

Many thanks George & Mo.  Just come back from the pub so I think tomorrow will 
be more than a little safer. Thanks anyway.


From: George Bell 
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:26 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Changing Drive Letter

Here it is from Windows Help.



To change, add, or remove a drive letter
1.      Click to open Computer Management.  If you're prompted for an 
administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide 

2.      In the left pane, click Disk Management.

3.      Right-click the drive that you want to change, and then click Change 
Drive Letter and Paths.

4.      Do one of the following:

o    To assign a drive letter if one has not already been assigned, click Add, 
click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

o    To change a drive letter, click Change, click Assign the following drive 
letter, click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK. 

o    To remove a drive letter, click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm that 
you want to remove it.

o    Some programs make references to specific drive letters. If you change a 
drive letter, these programs might not work correctly.

o    If you get an error, the drive you are trying to change might be in use. 
Close any program or window that is using the drive and try again.

o    You can't change a drive letter if the drive is either a system partition 
or a boot partition. For more information, see What are system partitions and 
boot partitions?



From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Sent: 15 December 2013 07:54
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Changing Drive Letter


Good Morning


I’ve just had my external drive die on me. Someone posted recently the life 
expectancy is around 3 years, mine was 7/8 years old so very good innings. It’s 
he one I keep all my media on. Not a serious problem as I had a backup of 98% 
of the media and managed to revive it enough to get the final little bits to 
bring it up to a full copy. The old diver is now waiting to be thrown away but 
one little irritation has occurred. The old drive was my G drive but the new 
one has become my H drive. I seem to recall some long while ago someone, I 
think possibly George, posted that it was possible to change the drive letter. 
This I would like to do as I'm used to referring to it as G and there are 
several references in other places. Could someone post instructions on how to 
do this please. I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.


Many thanks  Roger

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