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Problem with my photo card reader

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Damon Pedersen

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Jan 18, 2002
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Iowa
Hello,

I have a Sandisk Card Reader for downloading photos. It used to be me E: drive. Now, we have a new network and computers and the network guy put the WinTotal network on the E: drive. So, when I plug the card reader in to my computer now (USB) it automatically overwrites the network leaving me with no WinTotal.

WinTotal is recoverable by unplugging the Card Reader and restarting the computer. But I would like to use the card reader because it is so darn fast compared to downloading them from the cable connected to the camera.

Is it possible to still use the card reader? Every time I try to install it, it overwrites E: drive. My computer doesn't have an F: drive I dont think.

If anyone has any experience with this, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Damon
 

Ted Martin

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Kansas
Go to control panel, click on System, click on the device manager tab, click on the disk drives tab and you should see the SanDisk drive, highlight the drive, click on properties, click on settings, toward the bottom you will see a couple of blanks where you can selet the drive letter, I use S (ask in SanDisk, make sure you aren't using the drive you select for something else like a CD, DVD or network drive drive selections don't need to be sequential you can leave gaps. On our network I use the R drive for reports, the W drive for Work files and the M drive for MLS data, ABC are pretty much defined by Microsoft everything else is fair game) for the starting and ending drive letter, click on OK, then reboot your system for the changes to take place.
 

Pat Butler

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Illinois
When you boot your computer, your drives should automatically get drive letters assigned to them. As you add drives, or mapped network drives, that should just push your card reader to the next available drive letter.
 

Ted Martin

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Pat, that's true but I've found that it's still a good idea for some drives to have the drive letter defined. For example Windows is sort of stupid about a relocated CD drive. If a program was installed from the CD on E and the CD drive is changed to F and you have to reinstall the software or update there are times when Windows will keep looking on E for the CD. It can be fixed but it usually means a trip into the regiestry which is a pain.
 
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