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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Backup, Supplemental Backup Tutorials | 0 comments

Changing drive letters on Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs

Need to change drive letters on your Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC? Removable drives causing headaches with constantly changing letters? In this short video tutorial, we show you how you can change or reassign drive letters in Windows Vista. It is occasionally necessary to do this if you work with removable drives because any automatic backup you create will expect the drive to be on the same drive letter assignment as last time.

Windows XP Users – If you surfed onto this page looking for a tutorial on how to change drive letters on your machines, click here.

Windows 7 Users Although this tutorial was filmed using Windows Vista, the procedure is virtually identical in your operating system. If you are not running an administrator account, you may need to right click on “Computer Management” and choose “Run as administrator” in order to complete the tutorial.

Windows 10 users – If you surfed onto this page looking for a tutorial on how to change drive letters on your machines, click here.

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Additional notes

Remember that if you have installed any programs to your drive and the drive letter changes (either by your doing or by Windows) then programs installed on that drive will probably not work correctly until the drive letter is changed back.

If another drive has taken the drive letter you need, you must first reassign that drive to a new letter, before you can assign the letter to another drive.

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