New Printer; Drive Name Change

Hikermann

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i have a Seagate external drive used as backup; assigned to Drive I:; when I would boot up, that drive was always correct; yesterday, I replaced my printer (USB connection); now, the Seagate shows is as Drive K: and when I go to Disk Management to Change, Drive I: does not show as an option; if I reboot and immediately go to Change Drive, I: will be there.

What's the problem; how can I assure that the Seagate is always identified as I: ??

Thank you, appreciated!
 

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I will assume you are using Windows for your operating system given the terminology you used (and my utter lack of knowledge of Apple).

I have an external docking station that had been long identified as Drive I: when I turned it on. However, I plugged in a USB stick once and it stole the Drive I: title and my docking station is now Drive J: when I turn it on (even when the USB stick is not plugged in).

I can change the Drive letter for the docking station from J: to I: with the USB stick not plugged in. If the USB Stick were plugged in then I need to change its drive letter first so that I: frees up for reassignment.

Make sure nothing else is using the Drive letter you want to assign. Also, when you change Drive letters, anything associated with that Drive letter, such as applications or files, will be lose that association.
 

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Thank you for the info; yes, the Epson printer has a slot, so that's probably what's muscling-in on the Windows processes.

I've decided the printer is going to be returned (for various reasons) and am getting something different; so, that means I'll be starting over on this drive-assignment business.

Appreciate your help!
 

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YW. Better luck with your next printer.
 
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