How to Change Drive Letter in Windows PC?

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You must have seen or noticed, whenever we setup or install the new Microsoft Windows 10, we found; there must be only one drive [C] or other one could be recovery drive, but the drive letter would not be [D], it must be something else. I mean to say that the drive letters are not in sequence, which doesn’t looks good and sometimes it annoyed us. Steps given below are shown in Windows 10 PC. By the same way you can change drive letter in Windows 7 and 8.1 as well.

Change Drive Letter

In this post, i will show you that how you can change drive letter in a Windows 10. However, in this post, drive letters are in sequence but just to show you how that it works, i will change hard drive letter to another one. Below are the steps in Windows 10 PC:

Step 1. Open Disk Management. There are several ways to open disk management. Explaining two ways below, you can open disk management by using below steps:

  • Right click on “This PC” in your desktop and select “Manage”. Computer Management box will be on your screen. Now click “Disk Management” under storage on the left side and all drive letters will be there.
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  • Right click on “Start Button” and then choose Disk Management.

Step 2. Disk Management windows will open on your screen, right-click on hard drive whom you want to change the drive letter and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths…

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Step 3.  In the following window, click “Change” to continue.

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Step 4.  Now, select a new drive letter from the drop down list and click OK. I will be changing drive letter from “D” to “J“.

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Step 5. You must be getting a notification on the screen. Click Yes to confirm the drive letter change.

Step 6. Now you can see in the below image, the drive letter of the selected hard drive has been changed successfully. Earlier it was drive letter “D” and now it is drive letter “J”.

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