Hello, yeah well I downloaded 2 games on to my external western digital harddrive WoW and Battleground Europe. I take my hard drive to my friends house in an attempt to show him the game when pluggin in to his old xp computer it worked so when I tried to let him try on his vista laptop it didnt work and a message popped up saying somethin about it not working. So when I take it home and plug it in to play it now shows to being a G drive instead of an F drive as it used to and it wont allow me to play the game wether I access it from the actual external hdor try to the use the desktop shortcut that let me use it before. Please help I hope what I told may help I think when pluggin into his vista it changed it path but when I go back to change it on the computer management F doesnt even show up as an option.
Hey, that's some great advice and I want to try it, but what if none of the drives are marked with an F? All I see a C, D, E, G, and H. Maybe I should take my hard drive and USB out and see which is normally the F?? Please help...
It's pretty simple, even a girl could explain it. Wait, I am a girl!
Taking your harddrive out is what changed its letter, its nothing to do with using it on your friend's machine.
The assigning of drive letters to external storage devices is simple, it just assigns them any letter after the standard C for your hard drive, and D, E, F etc. for all your extra partitions, hard drives and disk drives. Then maybe G for a USB stick, and I for an external hard drive. In this example, if you remove the USB stick and restart your computer, the next time you start up, your hard drive will be a G.
If you need it to have a particular letter, do this: go on explorer, look at what now has an F by it. Say it is a USB stick. Switch off your computer. Remove The device that had the label as F, and attach your hard drive. Restart your computer. It should now be F, as desired. Now you can reattach the device that had stolen the F before, and it will become G.