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Can't see my hard drive called A:

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Apr 08, 2020

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It's my very first day with LR. I have Lr 12.2.

 

It's around 20 years since I don't have a floppy drive and since then I set up my hard drives a:, b:, c: ... etc. At the moment I have 2 internal drives with 4 partitions: a, b, c & d.

 

The tutorial said the first step was to click 'Import...' and find my images. The problem is that they are on drive b: (100k images, 1.5TB) but Lr lists only drive c: and d:.

 

It was never ever a problem to any software to handle a: and b: drives (even Windows can run from drive a: w/o complains). Once I got ransomware that destroyed my c: (system) drive but did not touch a: & b: so I was over it with a simple Windows setup.

 

How can I use drive b: in Lr if I wouldn't rename it to e: or stg.?

This is an old "feature" in Lightroom dating back to the time when everyone had floppy disk drives, that was never disabled, and unfortunately still exists even though the need for it is long gone. You cannot use drives A: or B: as storage locations in Lightroom.


Renaming the drive to any letter C through Z would work as expected.

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Can't see my hard drive called A:

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It's my very first day with LR. I have Lr 12.2.

 

It's around 20 years since I don't have a floppy drive and since then I set up my hard drives a:, b:, c: ... etc. At the moment I have 2 internal drives with 4 partitions: a, b, c & d.

 

The tutorial said the first step was to click 'Import...' and find my images. The problem is that they are on drive b: (100k images, 1.5TB) but Lr lists only drive c: and d:.

 

It was never ever a problem to any software to handle a: and b: drives (even Windows can run from drive a: w/o complains). Once I got ransomware that destroyed my c: (system) drive but did not touch a: & b: so I was over it with a simple Windows setup.

 

How can I use drive b: in Lr if I wouldn't rename it to e: or stg.?

This is an old "feature" in Lightroom dating back to the time when everyone had floppy disk drives, that was never disabled, and unfortunately still exists even though the need for it is long gone. You cannot use drives A: or B: as storage locations in Lightroom.


Renaming the drive to any letter C through Z would work as expected.

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This is an old "feature" in Lightroom dating back to the time when everyone had floppy disk drives, that was never disabled, and unfortunately still exists even though the need for it is long gone. You cannot use drives A: or B: as storage locations in Lightroom.


Renaming the drive to any letter C through Z would work as expected.

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Thanks. Great.

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