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How to Change Drive Letter in Windows 11/10

1 Change a Drive Letter in Disk Management

1. Press on the “Windows” + “R” key. When the “Run” window pops up, type this command in its search field: diskmgmt.msc.

2. Hit the “Enter” key and “Disk Management” will be launched.

3. You will see a list of drives in the “Disk Management” window. Pick out the one you want to change the letter of, then right-click on it and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths.”

pick the one you want to change drive letter

4. Click on “Change” and another window will open up.

click on change to change drive letter

5. Right beside the “Assign the following drive letter” option, you will see a drop-down menu. Select the drive letter you want Windows to give the storage device from this menu.

select the drive letter

6. Click on “OK” and select “Yes”. Close “Disk Management” and your drive will now be bearing a brand-new letter.

finish changing drive letter

2 Change Drive Letter in CMD

1. Press “Windows” + “S”, then type in “cmd” in the search field you see. Click on “command prompt”. After the command prompt opens up, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator.”

2. Type diskpart in the command window and hit “Enter”, then type list volume and press “Enter” again. You will see a list of simple volumes under “Volume ###.”

3. One of them will be the drive you want to assign a new letter. Knowing which of them is the drive shouldn’t be too hard. Just look at each of their corresponding sizes under the “Size” category.

change drive letter in cmd

4. Choose the volume and hit “Enter”, then type assign letter=R and hit “Enter” one more time.

hit enter to change drive letter

5. If you want to remove the letter and perhaps replace it with another one, type removes letter=R. And that’s it. Close the “command prompt” tool and restart your PC and you should see your drive rocking the new letter you just assigned to it.

3 Change Drive Letter in PowerShell

1. Press the “Windows” key and type “Windows PowerShell” in the search bar. Right-click on the program in the search results and choose “Run as administrator.”

2. Type Get-Disk in Windows PowerShell to identify the particular hard drive you want to assign the new drive letter to. Press “Enter.”

3. Once you select the drive, type the following command and hit “Enter” to assign the drive letter to the drive: Get-Partition -DiskNumber 1 | Set-Partition -NewDriveLetter G

change-in-powershell

Take note of this: In the command up there, replace “1” with the disk number of the drive to be formatted; the letter “G” in the same command represents the drive letter to be assigned to the drive, so you can change it to the letter you prefer.

Are you looking to change your drive letter in Windows 11/10? You are in the right place. This task can help a lot to better organize your devices and to better remember what content is stored on each of them. The procedure is very simple and you can do it in two ways. In this post you will know how to do it and you will also be advised to avoid changing the letter of your C Drive.

4 To Change Drive Letter in Registry Editor

The first way to change your drive letter is using CMD tool. You can perform this task in just some minutes through the following steps:

Step 1: Open CMD

open cmd to change drive letter

Hold Windows key and press “R” to open Run tool. Now type “cmd” and press “Enter.” Command Prompt will run immediately.

Step 2: Write the commands

write the commands to change drive letter

Once you opened Command Prompt, type the following commands. Please don’t forget to press “Enter” after each one.

  • diskpart
  • list volume
  • select volume 1* (change “1” for the number of the volume that contains the partition where you want to change the letter)
  • assign letter=X (“X” is an example, you can write the letter you want but it has to be different from the rest of the letters of the other partitions)

5 To Change Drive Letter in Settings

Another way to change your drive letter is through Windows settings. This task is a little bit slower than the last one but if you don’t like to use CMD, this will fit better to you. To change your drive letter through Windows settings, please do the following:

Step 1: Open Windows settings

open windows settings to change drive letter

Press Windows key and click the gear icon to open Windows settings.

Step 2: Open “System” page

open system page to change drive letter

On Windows Settings, click “System.”

Step 3: Open “Manage Disks and Volumes”

open windows settings

Once you are on “System” page, click “Storage” and then click “Manage Disks and Volumes.” This will open the page where you will change the drive letter.

Step 4: Open drive “Properties”

open drive properties to change drive letter

Go to the drive you want to change letter and click “Properties.”

Step 5: Click “Change drive letter”

change drive letter

Within Volume Data section, click “Change drive letter.”

Step 6: Type new drive letter

finish the changing process

On this window, click the arrow next to the letter and you can select a new one. Finally, click “OK” and the drive letter will be changed.

6 No Changes for the Operating System Drive

If you want to change the letter of the Operating System Drive (C Drive), you will generate problems in your operating system. If you do, Windows will not start because the corresponding files are encrypted and cannot be changed.

In fact, if you try to do this process through Disk Management you will get the message “Some programs that rely on drive letters might not run properly,” so it is not recommended that you continue. Even if you don’t have important information or you have just installed Windows, I do not advise you to do so and you will avoid to get multiple problems.

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