Windows 10: Completed 1909 Security Update-Please Help-Drive Letters R Now Broken

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  1. graphite Win User

    Completed 1909 Security Update-Please Help-Drive Letters R Now Broken


    Win version 1909 build 18363.1316

    Windows force-installed its 1909 Security Update - When it installed and I opened Windows Explorer I noticed my drive letters are now changed - apparently resulting from Windows somehow mounting something as a CD drive as Drive E (no I don't have PowerISO or anything like that installed).

    I did find a category of people, per Google searches, who've had windows add a second CD Drive, but none of the solutions on those results pages have worked (yet).

    As it stands, unless I can fix this, it means all the music work I've done is virtually unusable since the projects are pointing at the wrong file locations (meaning that loading requires hunting manually - since my DAW just lists the files, not where they originally were located...) I tried for about 3 hours to Google various queries and followed all the advice (that I understand...) on how to fix this issue but I've yet to sort it.

    My DVD Drive is Drive D. C had filled up so the drive on which I have placed a lot of music project data was Drive E. It now shows as Drive F.

    Disk Management does not show CD Drive E. (It does show DVD drive D) Or I would simply change its letter and unmount it so I could re-name the original Drive (now F) back to Drive E.

    Drive E does not show under diskpart. There may be something there but it isn't clear so even if I tried to remove it in Command Prompt I could do something harmful.

    I tried to Eject CD Drive E. (An error occurred while ejecting CD Drive E was the response).

    I tried to locate the drive by variously in System/Device Mgr, using view hidden, looking under connections and devices, etc. I tried to uninstall the drives or usb devices that I thought could potentially be this new CD Drive E. And rebooted my computer each time. Did this about 6 times including just now. CD Drive E is still there. In fact, there is a USB Hub that I've uninstalled that keeps popping back up as well. So I have no forensic way - from what I know, to figure out why, all of the sudden, Windows Update decided that I now have

    I looked at my list of recently installed programs and nothing seems to potentially be likely to
    I installed a demo of a program called WinCatalog2020 a week or so prior, but didn't change anything in it that I think would create a drive image. And the drive doesn't show up in it anyway. The drive (Drive E) doesn't show up in AOMEI Partition manager either.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    :)
     
    graphite, Jan 21, 2021
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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Problem with letter drives confusing Sony Vegas

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Open Disk Management (press [Win] +[R], type "diskmgmt.msc", and press [Enter]).
    • In the lower pane, right-click on the partition that you want to change drive letter, and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths"
    • A dialog should come up, showing the partition's current drive letter. Even if it is correct, click [Change].
    • From the dropdown, select any new letter, and then [OK] your way back to Disk Management. And check if it helps.


    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Arun B J, Jan 21, 2021
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  3. Cannot change drive letter

    Hello,

    I request you to try the steps below:

    • Press "Windows" + "R" on the keyboard.
    • Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press Enter key.
    • Now right click on the drive and select Change drive letter or path.
    • Select the drive and click on Change.
    • Now select the drive letter and click on OK.

    If you have any further queries, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.



    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Jan 21, 2021
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    Completed 1909 Security Update-Please Help-Drive Letters R Now Broken

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Jan 21, 2021
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