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External Hard Drive Destination Changed Suddenly


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mystere213

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My external hard drive has always been the located on the F drive. I turned my computer on last weekend and it had switched to the G drive. I didn't disconnect it or switch the cord to a different usb. I've had it for over 2 years and have never had an issue with it. All of my shortcuts are now wrong. Is there a way to switch it back to the F drive?
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did you plug in a usb flash drive or maybe a camera..how about a new cd drive...or repartition your C: drive

Edited by happyrock, 04 May 2009 - 09:36 AM.

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I probably plugged in a usb flash drive or a camera during that time, but I've done that many times before without the destination changing. I never unplugged the external hard drive and plugged it back in. It's always stayed in the same port. If I connect a camera or flash drive, I plug it into a different usb port.
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can you get me screenshots of my computer and disk management please...

If you would rather not wait..This article describes how to assign, to change, or to remove drive letters on a drive, a partition, or a volume by using the Disk Management snap-in in Microsoft Windows XP.

PLEASE NOTE...Many MS-DOS-based and Microsoft Windows-based programs refer to specific drive letters for environmental or other variables. If you modify the drive letter, these programs may not function correctly....

so with that in mind you can delete the old shortcuts to the drive and create new ones that reflect the new drive letter or go here to see how to change the drive letter....
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