Changing Drive Assmt for USB CF Reader?
January 28, 2006 4:03 AM   Subscribe

Changing drive letters in Windows 2000

I just installed a USB CompactFlash reader, and it has been installed (without my say-so) as drive D. I already had a drive D (80gb usb external HD) and everything that was shortcutted to Drive D now no longer functions properly. Is there a simple way I can change the drive letter of the CF Reader to F or G, manually?
posted by vanoakenfold to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management.

Click "Disk Management" under "Storage" in the console tree.

Select drive letter, right click, choose "change drive letter and paths."

posted by disillusioned at 4:11 AM on January 28, 2006

Right click on your My Computer icon and select Manage.
Open the Logical Disc Manager.
Select your drive, right click and select "Change Drive Letter"

posted by benzo8 at 4:11 AM on January 28, 2006

Now that's what I call service! Big thanks to both.
posted by vanoakenfold at 4:21 AM on January 28, 2006

Those solutions assume you have some administrator rights to the computer. In a locked-down corporate computer, the only way I've found to mount all the slots in a card reader is to map dummy network drives until there's a free swatch of contiguous letters further down the alphabet for the reader to use.

Drive letters are a pain. So 1970s.
posted by scruss at 7:10 AM on January 28, 2006

Ouch, I wish I'd known about this a long time ago.
posted by NinjaPirate at 9:59 AM on January 28, 2006

Hey,'s like three months later and I just wanted to say that this helped me a lot and, uh, THANKS!
posted by Ian A.T. at 9:22 PM on March 31, 2006

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