Disk drive letters out of synch

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I originally had my firewire hard drive partitioned to drive letters
D, E, F, and G on my WinXP Pro laptop. I used TweakUI to change the My
Documents folder from C to D because the external drive is much larger
than my system drive. I recently took my laptop away from home without
the external drive and just used the C drive. I got some warnings
about the D drive not being present when I saved documents, but
otherwise I was still allowed to navigate the C drive as I pleased.

When I returned home and reattached the external drive, I noticed that
the drive letters were listed as E, F, G, and H. Absolutely no data
has been lost on my system but the My Documents folder gives me an
error when I try to access it. It's contents are now mapped to the E
drive. I tried reassigning the drive letters through the Disk
Management console but the drive letters in the pop-down list started
at E.

I'd like to know how to get my drive letters mapped to start at the
letter D, instead of E. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On the following screen,
    click on Disk Management. The drives should appear on the right hand side
    of the screen from where you can reassign their Drive Letters.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "M.L." <mel2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:a409d169.0408270907.61604684@posting.google.com...
    >I originally had my firewire hard drive partitioned to drive letters
    > D, E, F, and G on my WinXP Pro laptop. I used TweakUI to change the My
    > Documents folder from C to D because the external drive is much larger
    > than my system drive. I recently took my laptop away from home without
    > the external drive and just used the C drive. I got some warnings
    > about the D drive not being present when I saved documents, but
    > otherwise I was still allowed to navigate the C drive as I pleased.
    >
    > When I returned home and reattached the external drive, I noticed that
    > the drive letters were listed as E, F, G, and H. Absolutely no data
    > has been lost on my system but the My Documents folder gives me an
    > error when I try to access it. It's contents are now mapped to the E
    > drive. I tried reassigning the drive letters through the Disk
    > Management console but the drive letters in the pop-down list started
    > at E.
    >
    > I'd like to know how to get my drive letters mapped to start at the
    > letter D, instead of E. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Tsk, Tsk! He'd already mentioned that he knew how to get into Disk
    Management. What I'd say is that D: is now probably assigned to your optical
    (CD or DVD) drive, and so you need to re-assign than first, to make D:, etc.
    available.

    Nik


    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:ue8WOvGjEHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On the following screen,
    > click on Disk Management. The drives should appear on the right hand side
    > of the screen from where you can reassign their Drive Letters.
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "M.L." <mel2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:a409d169.0408270907.61604684@posting.google.com...
    >>I originally had my firewire hard drive partitioned to drive letters
    >> D, E, F, and G on my WinXP Pro laptop. I used TweakUI to change the My
    >> Documents folder from C to D because the external drive is much larger
    >> than my system drive. I recently took my laptop away from home without
    >> the external drive and just used the C drive. I got some warnings
    >> about the D drive not being present when I saved documents, but
    >> otherwise I was still allowed to navigate the C drive as I pleased.
    >>
    >> When I returned home and reattached the external drive, I noticed that
    >> the drive letters were listed as E, F, G, and H. Absolutely no data
    >> has been lost on my system but the My Documents folder gives me an
    >> error when I try to access it. It's contents are now mapped to the E
    >> drive. I tried reassigning the drive letters through the Disk
    >> Management console but the drive letters in the pop-down list started
    >> at E.
    >>
    >> I'd like to know how to get my drive letters mapped to start at the
    >> letter D, instead of E. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Or if he's running TweakUI, he needs to find out if D is 'reserved'.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "Nik Blackwell" <nik_blackwell@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OKoZ7NRjEHA.632@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Tsk, Tsk! He'd already mentioned that he knew how to get into Disk
    > Management. What I'd say is that D: is now probably assigned to your
    > optical (CD or DVD) drive, and so you need to re-assign than first, to
    > make D:, etc. available.
    >
    > Nik
    >
    >
    > "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > news:ue8WOvGjEHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On the following screen,
    >> click on Disk Management. The drives should appear on the right hand
    >> side of the screen from where you can reassign their Drive Letters.
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >> "M.L." <mel2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:a409d169.0408270907.61604684@posting.google.com...
    >>>I originally had my firewire hard drive partitioned to drive letters
    >>> D, E, F, and G on my WinXP Pro laptop. I used TweakUI to change the My
    >>> Documents folder from C to D because the external drive is much larger
    >>> than my system drive. I recently took my laptop away from home without
    >>> the external drive and just used the C drive. I got some warnings
    >>> about the D drive not being present when I saved documents, but
    >>> otherwise I was still allowed to navigate the C drive as I pleased.
    >>>
    >>> When I returned home and reattached the external drive, I noticed that
    >>> the drive letters were listed as E, F, G, and H. Absolutely no data
    >>> has been lost on my system but the My Documents folder gives me an
    >>> error when I try to access it. It's contents are now mapped to the E
    >>> drive. I tried reassigning the drive letters through the Disk
    >>> Management console but the drive letters in the pop-down list started
    >>> at E.
    >>>
    >>> I'd like to know how to get my drive letters mapped to start at the
    >>> letter D, instead of E. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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