Drive Letters

  Southernboy 14:50 01 Oct 2005

On my PC, Drive F was a Zip Drive and Drive G an external HD. The OS is XP SP2.

I have uninstalled the Zip drive and all its software and I expected that Drive G would automatically become Drive F, but this has not happened. It remains Drive G and there is now no Drive F. Does anyone know why, please?

If I were to install another Drice, would that become Drive F?

  dan11 15:52 01 Oct 2005

Windows will have a record of you using the " Drive G an external HD ". So every time you plug this into the computer, windows will recognise the drive and give you the letter "G" for it. If you were to plug it into a different usb port ( assuming it is usb ). Then windows may redetect it and may asign a different letter. Notice the two may's.

"If I were to install another Drice, would that become Drive F? "

The chances are very high, that it would.

  dan11 15:54 01 Oct 2005

You could, of course, re-assign the drive letter of the external drive to "F", if you so wished.

  VoG II 16:47 01 Oct 2005

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
click here;en-us;Q307844

  VoG II 16:48 01 Oct 2005

I mean click here

  ade.h 17:38 01 Oct 2005

It won't automatically bump the other drives down one letter; some CD-based programs may expect to use a particular drive (though most are not that fussy IME) so Windows leaves it as is. If you don't run such a program, then changing it is easy if you want to.

  Southernboy 13:51 04 Oct 2005

I may as well leave it as Drive G as it is causing no problems.

I expect I will have some else to attach at some time in the future - maybe a digital camera.

Thanks again.

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