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How do you change the CDROM Drive Letter?

Posted on 2000-03-21
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In WIN95/98 you can change the CDROM drive letter by going to the Device Manager, right clicking the CDROM, picking properties, and assign the drive letter you want.

In NT, they hid it a little by putting it in the Disk Administrator...but basically the same process.

In WIN2000, I have yet to find how to change the drive letter of the CDROM.  The system seems to think D is a good choice, even though I've added a second hard drive (now labled E) that I would prefer to be D.

Did they hide this feature somewhere else?  Or is this now untouchable?

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Question by:larouche
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Open computer management - or right click on the My Computer icon and select "manage"

Then, under "storage", click "disk management" and in the right half of the window, you'll see the CD-ROM drive listed as well as your hard drives.

Right-click on the hard drive you want as another letter and select "Change drive letter and path"

Then do the same for the CD ROM
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Windows 2000's disk management is FAR better than previous versions of Windows.  You can have the new drive appear as a folder on the C: drive instead of a drive letter.  For example, C:\New Drive would be the new drive.
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by:larouche
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Thanks! I knew it was "there"...just couldn't find it!
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This really helped me too :-)
Thank you leew!

-HenrikB
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