Changing drive letters on slave drive

Amd athlon / Atx
January 26, 2010 at 13:05:36
i have a regular c drive and d drive and have an older drive installed as a slave - but - why in my computer are the drives listed as c/d but slave drives are Drive_C(G:) and Drive_D(H:) ?
i would like to remove the "C" and "D" from the slave drive - would you please explain how. Thank you in advance.

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January 26, 2010 at 13:14:00
You can change the drive letters in Disk Management to whatever letters you want that are not in use. The exception is the boot/OS partition letter can't be changed.

Keep in mind that changing the drive letter assignments may render installed programs unusable and programs that look for files in a certain place may need to be reconfigured.

None of the above may be pertinent in your case.

Do both of the hard drives have installed operating system that you boot to or is the second used for only storage or also programs?

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January 26, 2010 at 13:23:47
The second drive does have Windows on it but i dont want it to boot - we just want to keep the photos mp3 files etc thats on it. all new programs etc should be installed just on the master drive - right? so i would still like to remove that _C and _D from the second drive. thanks for helping

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January 26, 2010 at 13:24:01


I think what you are seeing is the "volume label" or "name" of the two drives, followed by the drive letter. They must have been given those names at some time previously.

Fortunately it's easy to change a drive's name without upsetting anything, even the system drive that's got Windows on it.

You can do it by right-clicking the drive and selecting "Rename" from the context-menu.

The drive letter (in brackets) will remain unchanged, only the name is changed.

See this:

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January 26, 2010 at 22:55:48
That is exactly right and what I needed to know pip22 - thank you very much for your help!!!!!

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