Windows 10: How do I get lost files after drive changed its drive letter?

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    How do I get lost files after drive changed its drive letter?


    My old case broke in a recent move and had to install all my computer parts into a new shiny case. Once I installed all the new parts, i logged into my computer to find that my X: drive was now the D: drive...not sure why my computer did this, but i lost a lot of games and photos that we're linked to the X: path. How can i get these back?


    Disk Management won't allow me to change the drive letter back, getting the error, "Some programs rely on river letters might not run correctly. Do you want to continue?" Followed by the error, "The parameter is incorrect." How can I fix this issue?

    :)
     
    USAFACE, Apr 13, 2021
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  2. 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), Apr 13, 2021
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  3. changing drive letter

    Hi Cathie,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused. I will be glad to assist you with this.

    The drive letters change automatically and alphabetically depending on the number of drives available in the computer. For example, if you connect another USB or drive to the computer, it would be named as I. This must be the reason why the letter got changed
    to H.

    To better assist you, do let us know if there is already a G drive in the file explorer.

    If not, you do have the option to change the drive letter through disk management according to your preference. Follow the steps below:

    1. Press Windows key + R to open the run command.

    2. Type diskmgmt.msc and press enter to open disk management.

    3. On the left hand side of the window, right click on the "H" drive and select "change drive letter and path".

    4. Click "change" and assign the preferred drive letter from the drop down list.

    5. Save the changes and restart the computer if necessary.

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to help.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Apr 13, 2021
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  4. How do I get lost files after drive changed its drive letter?

    Windows 10 changing USB port drive letters

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • Since when are you facing this issue?
    • Did you make any changes in prior to this issue?
    I would like to inform you that the issue might have occurred due to some changes made to your computer.

    I suggest you to try changing the drive letter of the drive and check if it helps.

    Follow the steps to change the drive letter:

    • Press Windows + X keys and click on Disk Management.
    • Right click on the external drive and click on Change Drive letter and paths.
    • Click on Change the button.
    • Under Assign the following Drive letter, select the desired drive letter.
    • Click Ok to save changes.
    Hope the information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Apr 13, 2021
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