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Hard Drive named F:

When I received my computer from Dell, my hard drive is designated the F: drive. I dont know why. I need it to be the C: drive. Sometimes downloads go only to the C: drive. For instance online backup for Quicken. How can I rename my hard drive?


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Re: Hard Drive named F: = Mess.....

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There is no supported method to reletter the drive that hosts the XP operating system.

This usually happens when we leave the ZIP drive installed. To fix we remove the ZIP drive and start over.


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Re: Hard Drive named F:

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Not to sound rude, but are you look at this correctly?

I've see XP installed on drive letters other than C: by Fly by Night operators not established Companys.

Provided that this is a fluke by Dell and your O/S is installed on F: you cannot change the drive letter.

Any drive that the O/S is installed on is an active partition. Or boot partition. Move this partition and your system will not boot. Nor will Windows allow you to move this partition.

Look in Quicken for options or preferences.
You may be to set where Quicken back-ups go to.

Others will follow to clarify or correct.


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