TWO Mixed up Optical Drives in Dell 7010 Win 10 1909


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    TWO Mixed up Optical Drives in Dell 7010 Win 10 1909


    I have a Dell 7010 Windows 10 (1909) Desktop that has TWO Optical Drives, F: and G:.In File explorer they are are listed as (F:) DVD RW Drive and (G:) BD ROM Drive.The actual drives are (F: Drive) HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20N [Optical drive] on Sata 2and (G: Drive) PLDS DVD+-RW DS-8A8SH [Optical drive] on Sata 3If I double click on (F:) in File manager, the drawer on G: drive opens and vice versa.If anyone can offer a solution I would appreciate it very much.

    File Manager Listing of Drives
    TWO Mixed up Optical Drives in Dell 7010 Win 10 1909-optical-drives.jpg

    F: Drive Disk Mgt
    TWO Mixed up Optical Drives in Dell 7010 Win 10 1909-drive-f.jpg

    G: Drive Disk Mgt
    TWO Mixed up Optical Drives in Dell 7010 Win 10 1909-drive-g.jpg

    Thanks in advance. Peter B.
    Last edited by mb300e; 03 Mar 2020 at 17:30. Reason: Typo
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Open in disk manager and reassign the drive letters
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
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    Samuria said:
    Open in disk manager and reassign the drive letters
    You could also change the label at the same time
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    Samuria said:
    Open in disk manager and reassign the drive letters
    I'll give that a try, thanks.

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    Steve C said:
    You could also change the label at the same time
    I'll give that a try too, thanks.
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  5. spunk's Avatar
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    As stated, Press the Windows key+X and choose Disk Management. right click the F: drive and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths, give it a lower letter (ie) S: or whatever. this will free the F: drive letter, now you can right click the G: drive and give it the F: drive letter, or the opposite of this, whatever you want. Make sure there are no other drives that are sharing the same drive letter, of so, change them.
    Go to File Explorer or This PC and make sure the F: drive ejects the correct drive. You can leave it this way, if you want the other drive to be G: change it in Disk Management. Reboot and check that the drives retain their drive letters and eject correctly.
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  6. Posts : 120
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    Swapped the Drive Letters


    I swapped the drive letters F for G and all is back as it should be.

    Thanks everyone for the help.

    Peter B.
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