How do I access the slave drive in my new computer running Windows 7?

by on June 21, 2013

Q: I have recently built my own custom PC, running Windows 7 and possessing both a master and slave drive. I would like to know how to access my photo file from my desktop that is stored on my slave drive.

2 Responses to “How do I access the slave drive in my new computer running Windows 7?”

    How are the drives connected in the computer? It should show up if you do into disk manager within the control panel. It may require you to assign a drive letter to it. After you do so you will see the drive show up in “Computer”.

    You can change, add, or remove a drive letter by using Computer Management.

    Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    In the Navigation pane, click Disk Management.

    Right-click the partition or drive that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

    Do one of the following:

    To assign a drive letter if one has not already been assigned, click Add, click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

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    Dear Madam or Sir:

    To perhaps make clearer: My Master SSD is “C,” and my Slave Hard Drive is “E.” The photo file that I have a desktop icon for is located on the Hard Drive “E.” However, when I attempt to access it from the desktop icon by double-clicking, this is what I get: “Location is not available.”