The Curse of Removable Media

Note: This post is over a year old and the content may no longer be accurate.

These days when everything is USB tastic and we are all swamped with more gadgets and widgets than we can shake a stick at, there is one problem that gets me time and time again. It got me again this orning and I thought I’d write it down so I didn’t have to ask Rob how to get it all working again…

The problem is this – what happens when your camera gets the same drive letter as your data stick?

Answer: You can’t see one of them in My Computer and you can’t grab those lovely files.

So here are my notes on how to fix it.

  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon
  2. Click on Manage
  3. Click on Disk Management
  4. Locate your missing widget
  5. Choose a new drive letter for it.
  6. Bingo !