Windows likes to play with drive letter assignments, especially when you remove a device without using the "safely remove hardware" icon. When you plug it back in, Windows may think that you've plugged in a new one and assign it a new drive letter. Try this:
computer can use up to 26 drive letters, from A through Z. Use drive letters C
through Z for hard disk drives. Drive letters A and B are reserved for floppy disk
drives. However, if your computer does not have a floppy disk drive, you can
assign these letters to removable drives.
Before you modify
drive-letter assignments, note the following items:
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- Changing the drive letter of the system volume or the boot
volume is not a built-in feature of the Disk Management snap-in.
- 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
How to assign a drive letter
To assign a drive letter to a drive, a partition, or a volume, follow
- Log on as Administrator or as a member of the
- Click Start, click Control
Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
Note If you do not see Performance and Maintenance,
go to step 3. Performance and Maintenance appears in
Control Panel only if you use Category view. If you use
Classic view, Performance and Maintenance does not
- Click Administrative Tools, double-click
Computer Management, and then click Disk
Management in the left pane.
- Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or
the volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click
Change Drive Letter and Paths.
- Click Add.
- Click Assign the following drive letter
if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or
click the drive letter that you want to use.
The drive letter is assigned to the drive, to the partition, or
to the volume that you specified, and then that drive letter appears in the appropriate drive, partition,
or volume in the Disk Management tool.
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