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Drive Letters in DOS

  1. #1

    Posts : 213
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update

    Drive Letters in DOS


    I am using the W8x64 install disk advanced repair features to do a checkdisk on my H: drive partition,
    named "backup_c"
    it ran through the checkdisk process but when I checked the directory structure I find it is not the
    drive I wanted, I know this by the name shown in the DIR results.

    How do I find out what drive letter has been given to the "backup_c" dive I want to check?



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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Daniel,

    As you have found out, drive letters are not always the same at boot as they are in Windows.

    You could use the diskpart command to help see what the drive letters are at boot.

    A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility

    1) Open a command prompt at boot.

    2) Type diskpart and press Enter.

    3) Type list volume and press Enter.

    4) You will now see a list of volumes with their drive letters and labels.

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 213
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update

    Great, worked a treat.

    Thanks again for all your help.


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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome Daniel.
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