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Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter

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    Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter


    I'm booting off my SSD which is drive C:\ and I have games and programs on an extra hard drive which was origanally drive H:\ but after a restart it switched to I:\ and when I go into Disk Management to change it Drive H:\ isn't there.

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    Hi KiityCancer,

    What you say makes perfect sense. So, if a restart changed the drive letter to I, then H won't be there. Why not just leave it at I or is there more to this story...
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    Hello KittyCancer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Unless you have something that runs from or saves to that drive that requires to keep it's original H: drive letter, then I wouldn't worry about it since it'll be fine using I: instead.

    If you do need to change it back to H:, then you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change it back. If it has an entry for H already, then change it to some other letter to free it up to change I to H.

    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    A drive letter being absent from the list of available drive letters usually means it in use by another device.
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