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Hard drive listed twice in My Computer

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Hard drive listed twice in My Computer


    Yesterday I did a format and clean install of Windows 8 Pro. For reasons unknown to me however, my hard drive has been assigned two different drive letters and so is listed twice in My Computer among other places. Why is this and how I can return it to normal? Please see screenshot below if this description was not clear.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Can you post a screenshot of disk management like this:

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    Windows 8 Pro


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hmm... Strange... OK, Right click the WD320 drive (in disk management), select "change drive letters and paths", and see if there are two drive letters assigned to access that disk.
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    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks for the quick replies. Only D is listed in the window that appears.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro


    Found out what was wrong - a program I have installed called SyncDocs was set by default to map my Google Drive to G, but for some reason instead of doing this it just copied the D drive information. Disabling this option has removed the drive from My Computer. Thanks for your help.
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