How to Change Drive Letter on Windows 11/10/8/7?

Windows automatically name a drive for every hard disk partition, like C, D, E, etc. You want to try one of the simple procedures covered in this article if you want to modify or rename a drive letter. This post will walk you through the procedure to change drive letters on Windows 11/10.

Drive Letter Changer is a free utility that lets you change a drive letter or even assign a drive letter on the hard disk partition. It is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP – (x86 and X64).

How to Change Drive Letter on Windows 11/10?

There are many different ways to change or rename a drive letter on Windows 11/10 apart from the freeware tool. You can also change the drive letter using some of the following methods:-

  1. Using Command Prompt
  2. By Disk Management

You can change a drive letter on Windows 11/10 in the internal and external hard drives.

Change Drive Letter using Command Prompt.

Every Windows ships with an inbuilt Command Prompt, So this method is applicable for all Windows versions, including Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

Follow the below-given steps to change a drive letter using CMD or Command Prompt window:-

Step 1. Launch or run Command Prompt as administrator (To launch the Command Prompt with administrator rights, type cmd on the Start button, right-click on the available result Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.

Run-as-administrator-1-768x662Step 2. Now, type diskpart and press Enter from the keyboard on the command prompt window.

diskpartStep 3. Then, please type the following command to show all hard drives, including their volume numbers and letters, on the DISKPART prompt.

list volume

list-volumeStep 4. After that, run the following command to select any volume:-

select volume 2

We are selecting Volume 2 in my example. If you want to change the volume letter of another partition, then change No 2 accordingly.

select-volumeStep 5. Next, execute the following command to change the drive letter:-

assign letter=M

You can change the drive letter accordingly as per your choice. Here we are assigning the letter M to volume 2.

assign-letterChange Drive Letter via Disk Management

Follow the below-given method to assign or change the Drive letter on Windows 11/10 PC:-

Step 1. Now, click on the Start button and type diskmgmt.

diskmgmtStep 2. Next, click on the “Create and format hard disk partitions” to Launch the disk management inbuilt tool from the available results.

The Disk Management window will list all volumes or drives, volume type, capacity, free space, etc.

Step 3. After that, right-click on a volume and select the “Change Drive Letters and Paths” option.

Change-Drive-Letter-or-PathStep 4. Then, click on the Change button and assign a free Letter; if you want to hide a drive, then click on the Remove button.

Changed-Change-Drive-Letter-or-PathStep 5. You can assign a new drive letter for your existing partition from the following window.

Assign-drive-letterYou should change the drive letter of your existing partition on Windows 11/10/8/7 when you complete the above steps.

Thanks for reading.

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