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daniellouwrens

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Hi

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?

Thanks

Daniel
 

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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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daniellouwrens

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Great, worked a treat.

Thanks again for all your help.

Regards

Daniel
 

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You're most welcome Daniel. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
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    Antivirus
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    Other Info
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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