how to reassign which drive the computer uses for memory cards?

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  1. ackbark

    ackbark New Member

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    I stuck a compact flash memory card into my computer and it wouldn't see it.

    Somewhere I saw that the computer sees memory cards as drive K.

    It so happens that some time ago I set up a partition on the hard drive as K.

    I went into Disk Management and changed the letter to R, restarted the computer. It now won't see any drive. Everything on the desktop seemed to work and I could access the internet, but whenever I tried to look at C or R it would say something like 'server failed', or 'cannot locate server'.

    So I went back to Disk Management and changed the letter back to K and now everything works fine.

    I have a number of programs located in K.

    If I can I would rather re-assign which drive the computer uses for memory cards.

    How can I do this?

    (Win7, 64bit)
     
  2. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    There is no fixed letter assigned to any volume (except for C for the active OS partition). The rest can be anything. But if you change the letters in 20/20 hindsight, you get the effects you have seen because you have broken the path to the data on the volume.
     
  3. ackbark

    ackbark New Member

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    The memory card can be read by the printer, but is not being seen by the computer.
     

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