Windows 10: Windows 10 has changed my Drive letter Solved

  1.    13 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows 10 has changed my Drive letter


    I have just upgraded to Windows 10 Home using the Tutorials and a flash drive boot. All seems to have gone well and Windows installed in my 120Gig SSD Drive C.

    However, I see my 1T HDD Drive E (which I disconnected before installing Windows and then reconnected after the installation) is now called Drive D. Why is this, and how do I call it Drive E as before. I'm not too technical but I assume now calling it Drive D may conflict with anything looking for data under the old Drive E.
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       13 Mar 2016 #2

    Aurondium said: View Post
    I have just upgraded to Windows 10 Home using the Tutorials and a flash drive boot. All seems to have gone well and Windows installed in my 120Gig SSD Drive C.

    However, I see my 1T HDD Drive E (which I disconnected before installing Windows and then reconnected after the installation) is now called Drive D. Why is this, and how do I call it Drive E as before. I'm not too technical but I assume now calling it Drive D may conflict with anything looking for data under the old Drive E.
    Windows just chooses the next free letter.
    Go to Disk Management(right click the Windows icon and choose it from the menu).
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    Right click the drive(or partition) and choose "Change Drive letter and paths",
    Click change in the box that pops up,
    and see if your prefered letter is free in the drop down menu.

    If it isn't free, change the letter on the drive it's assigned to first,
    then go back and make you changes.

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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3

    Excellent. Many thanks, Cliff. My old CDROM drive D was changed to E so I changed the D to an H, then used the released D to free up the E and put that on the correct drive. Thank you so much. Very clear instructions.
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       13 Mar 2016 #4

    Aurondium said: View Post
    Excellent. Many thanks, Cliff. My old CDROM drive D was changed to E so I changed the D to an H, then used the released D to free up the E and put that on the correct drive. Thank you so much. Very clear instructions.
    I'm glad it worked. You're welcome
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