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Windows 8 Folder Help

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    windows 7

    Windows 8 Folder Help


    So I'm running windows 8 RP for about 3 months got my hard drive partitioned C: Drive where windows 8 installed no problem with that

    The other partition A Drive is where I download and Keep Media for my 3d tv ,folder structure as follows

    A:/Downloads
    A:/Media/TV
    A:/Media/2d movies
    A:/media/3d movies

    so the downloads folder no problem
    A:/media folder still there but the folders inside media have gone all my files have gone it first started by letting me open A:/media but not any sub folders it kept saying Access denied when I have full control administration and creator so restarted pc and the 3 sub folders in Media have disappeared

    also A:/downloads =6 GB
    A:/media = 0 GB
    A:/ used space 27 GB

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    How exactly did you manage to get an A drive? A: and B: are reserved by the OS for floppy disks. I think your problem here is that you somehow managed to do something the OS shouldn't have allowed you to do in the first place.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    windows 7


    never had a floppy drive in this pc and I've had A:\drive when the pc was running windows 7 and it has being fine for over a year.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It doesn't matter if you have had a floppy or not, the OS reserves those drive letters. I have no idea how you managed to make that work, but my guess it has something to do with your problem.

    How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP

    "Your computer can use up to 26 drive letters, from A through Z. Use drive letters C through Z for hard disk drives. Drive letters A and B are reserved for floppy disk drives. However, if your computer does not have a floppy disk drive, you can assign these letters to removable drives."

    Is your hard A: drive removable?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    windows 7


    no its not its just the main drive in the pc partitioned into 2 the c:\drive and the other one I created and chose A from that list

    but should it not of given me the option to chose A
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Like I said, I don't know how you did it.. it shouldn't have let you.
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