Drive Letters

  morddwyd 09:23 28 May 2012
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Utterly silly question I know, but my mind, and my search answers, are totally blank (bit of senile decay creeping in!).

Just got a new laptop and partitioned the hard disc

However, the drive letters do not show in Explorer, and I cannot for the lief of me remember how to switch them on (Win 7, 64 bit)

Help please!

  johndrew 09:37 28 May 2012

Have a look in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management and see if the partitions are there and allocated. You can also change the identities as required.

  morddwyd 10:11 28 May 2012

The partitions are formed no problem, and occupied. The drive letters also show up in Properties.

I just want them to show in Explorer. The partitions are there, with the titles I gave them, but no letters.

  KRONOS the First 10:17 28 May 2012

This any use? Click here.

  lotvic 17:05 28 May 2012

It's ages since I did any partitioning but don't you have to format them before they show up with a drive letter in Explorer?

  KRONOS the First 17:29 28 May 2012

lotvic.

No I don't think you do, I am sure that the last time I did on someones laptop to enable him to dual boot, ah but there again installing an OS would have formatted the partition. I am going to reinstall Windows 7 on the wifes PC in the morning and I will partition the drive and see whether it is necessary to format or not.

In fact the more I come to think of it you may well be right.

  rdave13 17:53 28 May 2012

Try this, in search box type folder options and under the view tab scroll down to show drive letters and tick the box.

  morddwyd 21:15 28 May 2012

Damn!

I looked there too, but not carefully enough obviously.

Thank you rdave13.

Problem solved.

Thanks for all other responses.

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