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The external disk attached to my PC has changed from F: to G: How can I get back to F: directory

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With the external drive connected and detected by your computer, go into the Control Panel and open Administrative Tools. Open Computer Managment and select Disk Management. Right-click on your external drive and select Change Drive letter and Paths. You can change the drive letter to any letter that is not already in use.

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Question: Why do you care if it is F: G: or Q: for that matter?

It is a simple process but there are a lot of words in the instruction. Please Google "change drive letter" for specifics.

Good luck with your reassignment

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Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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