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    Default Rename the Drive

    I store my archive pictures in a portable harddisk. In Lightroom, it is recorded as J drive.

    Under certain circumstances, my computer might recognise the drive as I instead of J.

    So is there anyway that I can rename the drive as I instead of J?

    Or is there any easy way and quick way to do it in Lightroom? If all the files are under 1 directory, I can simply identify one file and LR will locate the rest. However, there are many directories and I'll have to do it directory by directory....

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    Default Re: Rename the Drive

    you can use the disk management tools to alter the drive's letter.. i prefer to start backwards for my external drives so that they always remain the same names even though i happen to plug in a new thumbdrive later. (e.g. Z, X, Y and so on)

    The reason why windows recognises your drive sometimes as I and others as J is because windows names drives in alphabetical order (A and B for floppy, C onwards to Z and AA, AB, etc. for other drives). When you already have a drive connected (even an empty card reader is considered a drive), the letter I is taken so windows assigns the next available letter (J) to your harddisk.

    Hope this helps you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imwint3r View Post
    you can use the disk management tools to alter the drive's letter.. i prefer to start backwards for my external drives so that they always remain the same names even though i happen to plug in a new thumbdrive later. (e.g. Z, X, Y and so on)

    How to activate the disk management tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    How to activate the disk management tool?
    Right-click "My Computer", click "Manage"; "Computer Management" opens up with 2 panes; on the left hand pane you see "Storage" under which is "Disk Management".

    Right-click (on the RHS) the drive you want to change, click "Change Drive Letters and Paths..."

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    yup that is the way to do it
    have used it many times for my usb drives

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