Local Disc Mix up[

  Yimbo 15:38 08 Sep 2008
Locked

I have an external Hard Drive labelled Local Disc F. I wanted to use a small pen drive - so to free up a USB socket, I disconnected Disc F and plugged in the pen drive. My computer has now labelled this as F and, on reconnecting what was F, I find it has been re-labelled G. All the files that were on the former F are now inaccessible - and I've got a real mix up! How can I restore things - getting the F and G labels reversed (if you know what I mean!!)

  Graham. 16:25 08 Sep 2008

Start, right click My Computer, Manage.

Storage, Disk Management.

Right click Drive G, 'Change drive letter and paths'.

When everything back to normal, consider changing the external drive to Z, this would avoid the letter being changed again.

  Yimbo 19:41 08 Sep 2008

Thank you Graham - your advice worked well! If I follow your second bit of advice, and change the extenal drive to Z - will this action also cause the files present in F to recognise Z ??

  Graham. 23:18 08 Sep 2008

I suggest saving the files to drive C (your computer), change the external drive letter to Z, then save them to Z.

  Yimbo 23:33 08 Sep 2008

Done what you suggest, Graham! Thanks for your time and help!

  Graham. 23:58 08 Sep 2008

Happy to help.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone