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External Floppy drive. How to change drive letter from B to A in Windows VM?

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac

Symptoms

External USB Floppy drive mounts as with drive letter B in Windows virtual machine.

How to change it to A?

Resolution

  1. Start virtual machine.

    NOTE: Please take a snapshot of your virtual machine (in Parallels Desktop menu bar go to Actions > Take snapshot) before you proceed with the instruction below to be able to revert all the changes.

  2. Press "cmd"+"R" key combination, type 'regedit' (without quotes) and Return/Enter to run Registry Editor.

  3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices and right click on a \DosDevices\B: entry > Rename > change it \DosDevices\A:.

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  4. Close Registry Editor and reboot Windows.

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