Dude, Where’s my A drive?

My laptop does not have a floppy disk drive. I suspect more and more PCs do not ship with one. Yet the default configuration over the years has stayed the same. The drive letters start with C.

Why is it so?

Is it because over the years, in the typical windows user’s mind, the drive letter C became synonymous with where the files go. “A” was the special drive letter for the floppy disk drive.

Now that the floppy disk drive is becoming increasingly obsolete, the drive letter A is like a famous player’s jersey number: retired when the player retires.

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