Post by Harry Potter
Hi! I have a laptop running Windows 10 64-bit and am having trouble
instead of Drive A:. I have a lot of batch files and settings that
assume it's Drive A:. I don't want to change these settings and batch
files but rather switch the drive to A:. I tried the diskmgmt.exe
utility, and the drive entry didn't appear. I tried another utility, and
IIRC, I got an Access Denied error when I tried to change the drive. Can
anybody help me out?
This task requires administrator priviledges, so run the tool using
Administrator. i.e. right-click then choose "Run as Administrator".
If the tool can't do it, try using ReMount from:
With Windows alone (no third party tools; no additional download), you'll
have to edit the registry. Either using Registry Editor, or by using the REG
A. Change the device mount points registry
1. Go to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. Find the value whose name is: \DosDevices\A:
3. If it exists, delete it. Otherwise, continue to next step.
4. Find the value whose name is: \DosDevices\B:
5. Rename the value to: \DosDevices\A:
B. Refresh the floppy disk device
1. Open the Device Manager.
2. Locate the "Floppy disk drive" leaf node.
It should be found under the "Floppy disk drives" branch node.
If not, check under USB device nods.
3. Disable the device.
4. Enable it again.
With Windows Resource Kit's DEVCON tool, the device refreshing part can be
done from the command line.