Change drive letter in windows

By default, the letters assigned to your hard drives, optical drives, and USB drives in Windows are random and not fixed. You can change drive letters using Disk Management .

How to change drive letter?

1. Open Disk Management with administrator permissions.
2. Right-click on the drive you want to change the letter on and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
3. Select Change, and then select Add.
4. Finally, Select the new drive letter, choose OK, and then select Yes on the prompt “Some programs that rely on the drive letter might not run correctly. Do you want to continue“.

Note : The changes can only these steps apply to Window XP and newer versions of Windows.

Using this method, you can change drive letter of usb drive, dvd drive or external hard drive in Windows XP, Windows 10 and Windows 11.

With the help of disk management, find help for:

  • Partitioning Hard Drive
  • Initialize a new drive
  • Extend disk volume
  • Shrink disk volume
  • Free up space on disk
  • Troubleshoot drive problems using Disk Management

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