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Changed data drive letter, user folders gone

  • Windows Vista
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Windows Vista
December 5, 2008 3:55:12 AM

Today I installed a new, larger hard drive to replace my existing data drive.

I am running Vista Ultimate 64. I have the system installed on C: and all of my user folders relocated to the D: drive.

I installed the new drive first as K:, and relocated all of my user folders to the K: drive, then I removed the old D:. I still wanted my new data drive to be called D:, so I changed the drive letter in the Disk Management.

I thought that Windows would be smart enough to change the pointers to those folders, but I was wrong. The data is still there on the "new" D:, but my user folders are still looking for K:. How can I fix it?

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December 5, 2008 12:08:29 PM

goto windows explorer highlight the folder(s) and click properties.
On the location tab you can change them