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owlsfan_72

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I had an external Seagate hard drive and everything was fine with it. When I went to plug in my new Samsung external DVD Recorder, the Seagate Hard Drive had changed drives. It was previously the G Drive and now it's the I Drive. I've got my Itunes and a lot of software on the external HD and my computer is struggling to find everything.

Is there a way to change the HD back to being the G Drive? Funnily enough the DVD writer called itself the F Drive so i've no idea why it needed to change the letter of the HD.

I'm running them both from a Vaio with Xp and a PCMCIA USB2.0 card.

Thanks for any help.
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sage5

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Hi owlsfan_72,

My suggestion is to click Start>Help & Support.

At the top of the page that opens type "Drive letter", without the quotes, into the search box.

The short search should yield around 30 hits, 3 of which should appear in the area below the search box.

Click on the link to "Assign, change, or remove a drive letter" and follow the prompts.

I have been able to set the drive letter for a USB thumb drive that way in the past.

Cheers

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owlsfan_72

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Cheers Sage. That worked and I can stop pulling my hair out now. Thanks :whistling:
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You should try to avoid installing software on anything other than an internal HDD to ensure the safe operation of your applications, externals are great for data but as you have seen are a bit of a pain at times for applications.
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