The Curse of Removable Media

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 !