How to change drive letters in windows 2000?


We installed a 120 gig Western Digital hard drive to replace our old C: drive. We used the Data Lifeguard program that WD supplies for copying drives. We kept our old D: drive as it was. Now, when we boot up, the old D: drive is now F: and our CD-Rom and DVD-Rom drives have moved up a letter...(D: and E:). Now the system will not recognize programs that were saved on the old D: drive due to it now residing on the F: drive. We read the instructions for changing letter designations for ME and 98 in the database, however, the instructions don't seem to line up with 2000. Any help would be appreciated.



This question was answered on March 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You don't have to settle for the drive lettering that Windows 2000 assigns to your disk drives and CD/DVD dirves

You can change them to whatever letter you like

Just right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and choose Manage

In the Computer Management window that opens, in the left-hand pane, click Disk Management, under Storage

In the right-hand pane, right-click the disk that you want to change, and choose "Change drive letter and path..."

In the window that appears, click the Edit.. button, choose the letter that you want, and then click OK

Be cautioned that if you have programs or batch files or anything that referenced that particular drive letter, it will no longer work

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 12, 2004