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If I rename my hard disk C: to another letter (d, will it have any effect on my system?
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No. All subdirectories and folders are changed automatically.
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enterprise beat me too it! CURSES!
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If I rename my hard disk C: to another letter (d, will it have any effect on my system?
ummmm just perhaps considering every program on your computer is using C as a reference. Nevermind if you make the required changes to your boot.ini. Go ahead and do it and let me know how badly you've broken everything.

I think there's just too much risk even if it is possible. (windows may not even let you).

Edit: Okay boot.ini uses real paths to hard disks, not aliases, so it'll be fine. Everything else though...
    
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ummmm just perhaps considering every program on your computer is using C as a reference. Nevermind if you make the required changes to your boot.ini. Go ahead and do it and let me know how badly you've broken everything.

I think there's just too much risk even if it is possible. (windows may not even let you).

Edit: Okay boot.ini uses real paths to hard disks, not aliases, so it'll be fine. Everything else though...
You dont need to touch your Boot.INI or anything. Well atleast this was in my case...it changed everything over to the new letter path and I was good to go.
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Ill use partition magic to change the drive letter

And I need to do this because I transfered my arcmap projets to another drive, and when I try to open it, it doesnt find its file on the c:. So I need to rename my new drive C and my Old drive (that as windows and all my programs on it ) D or something.

EDIT: anyone familiar with arcGis, cause this is my only problem
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Ill use partition magic to change the drive letter

And I need to do this because I transfered my arcmap projets to another drive, and when I try to open it, it doesnt find its file on the c:. So I need to rename my new drive C and my Old drive (that as windows and all my programs on it ) D or something.

EDIT: anyone familiar with arcGis, cause this is my only problem
Just a little warning. Partition magic can be a little finicky with this kind of thing and I have lost trust in them since they destroyed my last very important partition. Back up anything you MUST keep !
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hmmmm

not good at all,

everything is VERY important....
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Im not saying it will mess you up but its just a friendly warning is all. However it is a risk.
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ok,

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