How to change drive from D: to E: after Macrium system transfer?

  1. OldGrantonian's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809
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    How to change drive from D: to E: after Macrium system transfer?


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    I used Macrium to restore a system partition to a new laptop. On my old laptop, the data partition was E: But the new data partition has been assigned as "D". As a result, some installed programs are unable to find their data.I tried to alter the drive letter using diskmgmt, but the only available choices were: A, B, D, F, H, I....

    The diskmgmt procedure is here:

    Drive letters assigned to restored or cloned partitions - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Is there an easy way to change the drive letters? As a last resort, I'm fairly comfortable with the registry. Is it risky to blindly change all occurrences of:

    E:\Documents\Data\1SoftwareRelated

    to

    D:\Documents\Data\1SoftwareRelated ?
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    OldGrantonian said:
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    I used Macrium to restore a system partition to a new laptop. On my old laptop, the data partition was E: But the new data partition has been assigned as "D". As a result, some installed programs are unable to find their data.I tried to alter the drive letter using diskmgmt, but the only available choices were: A, B, D, F, H, I....

    The diskmgmt procedure is here:

    Drive letters assigned to restored or cloned partitions - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Is there an easy way to change the drive letters? As a last resort, I'm fairly comfortable with the registry. Is it risky to blindly change all occurrences of:

    E:\Documents\Data\1SoftwareRelated

    to

    D:\Documents\Data\1SoftwareRelated ?
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    Does your new laptop have an Optical drive? A DVD/CD/Blueray device? If so, that has been assigned as "E", quite common and normal.
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  3. Posts : 1,868
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    You can relabel something like the CD drive (or any partition) to an available letter to 'free up' the one it currently uses.

    For example whatever is now E can be relabelled as Z. That frees E to use for the one you want to assign to.
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  4. OldGrantonian's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809
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    Thanks to f14tomcat and Mooly for the tips.Everything is now fine.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    OldGrantonian said:
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    Thanks to f14tomcat and Mooly for the tips.Everything is now fine.
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    Glad you got it all where you want it! :)
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