Can I use the B: drive on my PC?
September 29, 2008 6:32 PM Subscribe
Can I use B: as a drive letter, on a modern windows PC, without messing things up?
posted by penciltopper to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Doing some reading, I have learned that there's no B: drive on most PCs because B: used to be the letter for the 2nd floppy disk; most don't have it anymore, so the B: has become archaic.
But I don't see any reason not to use a perfectly good letter.
Is there any reason that I can't assign an external drive to B: (for Backups, duh)?
Would it cause some kind of system irregularity?
How about a networked share? If I've networked all the computers in the house/office/domain, and can I map their backups to B: without causing any wonkiness?
Does this differ from XP to Vista?
B: might actually be special to the system in some way that would make it incompatible, and if so, Fine, I'll leave it alone.
But if it's not any different than F: or Q:, then I'd like to know I'm free to use it without any extra worries.