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Emergency - My External HD is switching drives!


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Giggleheimer

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Hi,

I have a 160GB MyBook External Hard Drive used for storing music mostly, using a Windows XP PC.
The Hard Drive is (up to now!) under the F: Drive, but while using iTunes, I noticed that none of the songs could be located.

On opening My Computer, I saw the reason why, the Hard Drive is now under the I: drive, meaning that ALL my files/songs/programs on the HD have been moved!!
All other drives are accounted for as normal except for F, which seems to have disappeared somewhat.

I thought someone may have been messing around with the USB connections at the back, so I tried putting the HD into another spare USB drive, but the External HD still comes up under I:.

Can anyone tell me how to revert it back to the F Drive? Because iTunes and all my programs have been rendered pretty much useless since the files can't be found, and I do NOT want to have to start over!

Thanks!

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Edited by Giggleheimer, 11 December 2006 - 11:03 AM.

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happyrock

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you might want to try this............


* You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
* A computer can use up to 26 drive letters. Drive letters A and B are reserved for floppy disk drives, but you can assign these letters to removable drives if the computer does not have a floppy disk drive. Hard disk drives in the computer receive letters C through Z, while mapped network drives are assigned drive letters in reverse order (Z through B).
* You cannot change the drive letter of the system volume or boot volume.
* An error message may appear when you attempt to assign a letter to a volume, CD-ROM drive, or other removable media device, possibly because it is in use by a program in the system. If this happens, close the program accessing the volume or drive, and then click the Change Drive Letter and Paths command again.
* Windows 2000 and Windows XP allow the static assignment of drive letters on volumes, partitions, and CD-ROM drives. This means that you permanently assign a drive letter to a specific partition, volume, or CD-ROM drive. When you add a new hard disk to an existing computer system, it will not affect statically assigned drive letters.
* You can also mount a local drive at an empty folder on an NTFS volume using a drive path instead of a drive letter.


To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools... then double-click Computer Management.... then Storage....then... Disk Management

Right-click a partition, logical drive, or volume, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Do one of the following:
To assign a drive letter, click Add, click the drive letter you want to use, and then click OK.

* To modify a drive letter, click it, click Change, click the drive letter you want to use, and then click OK.
* To remove a drive letter, click it, and then click Remove.

Important

* Be careful when making drive-letter assignments because many MS-DOS and Windows programs make references to a specific drive letter. For example, the path environment variable shows specific drive letters in conjunction with program names.
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All is right with the world again!

Thank You!

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your welcome.... :whistling:
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