How to change a drive letter.

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Updated: 11/10/2017 by Computer Hope

In Microsoft Windows, different storage devices and partitions on your computer are identified using drive letters. By default, these letters are assigned automatically. However, if you desire to change a default drive letter, may do so by following the steps below.

How to change a drive letter

  1. Press the Windows key, type Create and format hard disk partitions, and press Enter.
  2. Right-click on the disk or volume whose drive letter you’d like to change, and then select Change Drive Letter and Paths…

The menu for changing a drive letter in Windows.

  1. In the window that appears, click Change…

A menu for changing drive letters.

  1. In the next window, select the letter you desire from the drop-down menu on the right, then click OK.

The change drive letter window.

What if my desired device isn’t listed?

In the newer versions of Windows, devices such as a CD-ROM drive aren’t listed on the same page as hard drives, SSDs, and partitions. However, you can adjust the devices you are viewing by following the steps below.

  1. At the top of Disk Management window, click View.
  2. In the drop-down menu that appears, mouse over Top, then click Disk List.

The disk list menu in Windows.

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