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How do I change drive letter for e to c on my local drive


How to change a drive letterTo change an existing drive letter on a drive, on a partition, or on a volume, follow these steps:
  1. Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
  3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then clickDisk Management in the left pane.
  4. 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.
  5. Click Change.
  6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.
  7. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change.
The drive letter of the drive, the partition, or the volume that you specified is changed, and the new drive letter appears in the appropriate drive, partition, or volume in the Disk Management tool.

Dec 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Using Windows Disk Management Utility to Manage Internal and External Disks


Disk management utility will help you see all the drives that are connected to your computer, including internal hard drives, CD or DVD Drives, and removable storage like USB sticks and external hard drives. Using this utility, you can check for attached drives that are not visible in windows when attached to your computer. You can also format drives, change drive letters, mark a partition as active and delete partitions. A word on caution about using the Disk Management Utility: This utility can cause destruction of data. If you are not sure of what you are looking at and uncomfortable with using this utility you should consult with an advanced user before making any changes to drives using this utility.


The Disk Management utility can be accessed in two different ways.
#1- You can open the Control Panel,
Click on Administrative Tools,
Click on Computer Management and the Computer Management window will open.
#2- Right click on you “My Computer” Icon
A menu will open
Chose “Manage”
The Computer Management window will open

The Computer Management window is broken down into 3 sections.

The first section on the left side of the window shows a menu. Disk Management is on the lower portion of the menu.

The right side is separated into two sections, top and bottom. The top portion shows a list of active drives on the computer. The lower portion shows all drives connected to the computer. CD or DVD drives that have not disk will not show as active drives on the top section, but can be seen in the lower section.

The lower section will show the drive description, drive size and drive condition (online or off line) in small box on the left side of that section. Disk drives will designate a “Drive” and a number. Drive 0 is usually your internal hard drive. Then it would list drive 1, drive 2, etc, depending on how many internal and external drive sources you have connected to your computer. Then it will list your CD drives and generally show their drive letter assignments.

Next to the smaller section described above, is a larger section which shows the driver letter, size of the driver and condition (if working correctly will show “healthy”)
This is the area you can right click and get a menu that will allow you to open, explore, mark the partition as active, change the driver letter, format the drive or delete a partition. (A note of caution here. Changing the driver letter on your main hard drive partition will cause windows to stop functioning. The main hard drive, or hard drive partition, is normally given the letter “C”.) A hard drive may show two or more partitions with separate drive letters designated for each partition.

A drive this is having a problem may show that it needs to be formatted (status as Unformatted). This can be done from this window. An external drive, whether it is a hard drive or CD/DVD drive, can have the letter designator change done if you want to organize your external drives. There are times when a drive will not show up because the drive letter that they are programmed to use are taken. Most USB drives are programmed to us the letters “F” or “G”. In this area, you can assign the USB drive any drive letter that is not being used and this will make it visible in windows.


on Jan 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My sx270 has only 20 gb and I have no more space to down load to the c drive I bought a external hard drive but when I download my music to itune it save a file on e drive but it say I running out on c...


If your external hard drive is formatted, open your Explorer or whatever browser you use and move complete folders at a time. If you do that gradually the C drive will ease up and work faster.
When you have moved as much as you want to drive E, use drive E as a large memory bank.
It is possible to put your new drive as a slave in your desktop and move files like that or indeed place the new empty drive into your descktop as drive C, format it and install your system files on it from your system disk. It is also possible to clone the C drive onto your E drive using software available online. When it has cloned the disk check that it all works and then put the new drive as drive C removing the old C drive.
Hope that is not too confusing.

Nov 19, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex SX270 PC Desktop

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Low disk space on C drive while lots of disk space on the d drive


Does the D: drive have an Operating System on it?
Can you compress the info on your C: Drive? That would in effect give you more room. Odds are that your D: Drive only has the "Restore" files on it and is best not messed with.

Sep 24, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 Intel Desktop...

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Want to use Drive D to go onto the internet.


Easiest thing to do.
You can move all the music and videos to Drive D and save all your music and videos to D when you save from the internet. You can do this just by redirecting your save or download to Drive D. If you don't know how to move them to Drive D, all you have to do is just right click, on the folders where your music and videos are, select cut and then navigate to the Drive D. Then right click inside Drive D and select paste. That is all it is to it. If you have more questions just let me know. Hope this helps.



Feb 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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U3 Flash Drives - What Are They and How to Remove U3 Software if Desired


U3 Smart Drives are regular USB flash drives with a twist. Programs can be installed on them and the data from those programs will travel with you. In other words, U3 Drives are computers on a stick. Although the technology is relatively new (the company started in January 2005), there is a wide variety of programs that can be used on these supercharged USB drives. 
One of the most important advantages of using a U3 enabled flash drive is the ability to take your documents, photos, email, address book, favorites, webpage logins, and more with you wherever you go.  


Of course you can backup all these files on a normal USB flash drive or other removable device, but the advantage of using a U3 drive is the programs along with the data are on the USB drive. This means you'll be able to work on a report, view photos, look up an email address, and more simply by plugging the device into a computer and pulling it up. You dont necessarily have to take a laptop with you anymore to get your work done. 

You can't make a "normal" USB flash drive into a U3 enabled drive. The U3 system software is pre-loaded on the drives and cannot be added to a normal drive. When a U3 drive is plugged into a computer, it creates two drives. One is a CD drive with the system software on it and the other is a removable drive that you can use to store information.

Oct 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How do i configure my Barracuda7200.10 AS PRIMARY MASTER


When more than one hard drive is installed on a computer system, each drive competes for control of the computer. To allow both drives to work in harmony on the same computer system, the controlling (or startup) drive is designated the master drive and the other drive is designated the slave drive. You can change this designation. The following procedure applies to any PC-compatible computer.
Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Challenging Things You’ll Need: Step 1 Decide which hard drive will be the startup (master) drive. If this drive was the startup drive previously, or if it's a new hard drive, then the master drive designation will already be set. Step 2To change the designation of a new drive to be a slave drive, skip to step 4. Step 3To change the designation of an existing drive to be a slave drive: Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord, remove the drive from its drive bay, and disconnect the drive from its power cord and ribbon cable. Step 4 Check the hard drive documentation or the label on the drive itself for master/slave jumper settings. Step 5Find the jumpers on the circuit board of the drive. Jumpers are plastic plugs with metal sleeves that form a circuit between a pair of pins. Jumper locations are labeled on the board with a J followed by a number (such as J20). Step 6Use tweezers or very small pliers to remove or reposition the jumpers to the configuration shown in the documentation or on the disk label. Step 7Install (or reinstall) the hard drive in the computer. (See "How to Install a Second Hard Drive.") build_pc_xp2000_maxtor_40gb_jumper_matchup.jpg Set to label on your hard drive. Different on every drive.

Jul 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Maxtor 6Y120Lo internal hard drive which is my "C" drive it is nearly full Can I add another hard drive and double my "C" drive


You can add another hard drive, but it won't double your C drive; it will just show up as another hard drive.

However, using a program like Acronis, you can hook up the 2nd hard drive, make an exact image of your c drive on the new drive, then connect the new drive in the old drive's place and there you have added more space on your c drive as it will automatically become the c drive.

Jul 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hard drives failed


other drives most likely keyed off the drive was striped or raid con fig of some kind the data on the drives are lost as well if this is the case you can reformat them all and then load windows on the c drive typically the d drive is another cd rom or optical drive of some kind so I must assume you had mult Hard drives

May 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hard drives


By D drive, do you mean a CD/DVD sort of drive or do you mean an extra hard drive (like your C drive). If you cant access a CD/DVD drive you either havnt got a disk in or the drive is faulty. If it is a hard drive (if it is new, it is not formatted, if it is old, it is faulty)
If you can see both listed in windows explorer, if you click on D what message do you get?

Mar 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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