How To Change Drive Letter In Windows 10

Introduction

 
An additional feature in the Windows family is to change the drive letter. You can also use this feature in Windows 10 to change the drive letter. The user can change the drive letter by using the built-in Disk Management Tool, by using Command Prompt or Windows Powershell option. It is not a well-known feature among users.
 
If a user wants to organize his drive letter in a certain way, then he can change the drive letter as per his choice. But sometimes changing drive letters that has software installed may cause the software to stop working.
 
The user can assign his drive (hard disk drive, CD/DVD drive or USB drive) a new letter with the help of various methods. Users cannot change the drive letter with the help of the "Rename" option.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to change a drive letter in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using Command Prompt

 
With the help of Command Prompt (Cmd), users can change the drive letter. Follow the below instruction to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "diskpart" and press enter key.
 
run command
 
Step 3
 
Type "list volume" and press the enter button.
 
list volume
 
Step 4
 
Type "select volume <number>" and press enter key.
 
For example, select volume 0.
 
select volume
 
Step 5
 
Type "assign letter = <Drive Letter>" and press enter key to proceed.
 
For example, assign letter = O.
 
change the name
 

Method 2. Using Windows Powershell

 
With the help of Windows Powershell (Admin), users can also change the drive letter. Follow the below instruction to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Press the "Windows + X" key, and click on the "Windows PowerShell (Admin)" option.
 
Step 2
 
Type "diskpart" and press enter key.
 
diskpart
 
Step 3
 
Type "list volume" and press the enter button.
 
list volume
 
Step 4
 
Type "select volume <number>" and press enter key.
 
For example, select volume 0.
 
select volume
 
Step 5
 
Type "assign letter = <Drive Letter>" and press enter key.
 
For example, assign letter = V.
 
change the letter
 

Method 3. Using the Disk Management Tool

 
With the help of the built-in disk management tool, users can also change the drive letter. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter key to open Disk Management.
 
run command
 
Alternatively, you can directly open the Disk Management by pressing the "Windows + X" key and clicking on the Disk Management option.
 
Step 3
 
Right-click on the drive or volume and click on the "Change Drive Letter and Paths" option.
 
disk management
 
Step 4
 
Click on the "Change" button.
 
click on change
 
Step 5
 
"Change Drive Letter or Path" window will appear on the screen then, select "Assign the following drive letter" option and choose the desired drive letter you want. Click on the "OK" button.
 
change the drive letter
 
Note 
You only have the option to choose the drive letter which is not assigned to another drive.
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can assign a new letter or change the drive letter in Windows 10.
 
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