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How to Change Local/Removable Disk Drive Letter on Windows 10

After Windows system installation is complete, we usually assign letter for each hard disk partition. Occasionally you may want to change the drive letter for your local hard disk partition, removable USB flash drive, or CD-ROM. Now this post will show you how to change disk drive letter in Windows 10 with two different methods.

1. Change local/removable disk drive letter using Disk Management

Step 1: Open the Disk Management in Windows 10.

Step 2: Right click on the volume for which you want to change drive letter, and then select Change Drive Letter and Paths from the context menu.

Select Change Drive Letter and Paths

Step 3: Highlight the drive letter and click the Change button.

Click Change

Step 4: Click the drop-down button following "Assign the following drive letter", then select one letter from the drop-down menu, and click OK.

select letter from menu

Step 5: You will be prompted with the following warning. Click Yes to continue. If you have some programs that rely on an absolute path to the drive, you will need to change the drive letter on the path to the drive in the program to the letter you selected.

Click Yes

Step 6: Then from the Disk Management or from the File Explorer you will see the drive letter of the disk partition is changed to the new letter you selected.

2. Change local/removable disk drive letter using Diskpart.exe

Step 1: Run Command Prompt as administrator on Windows 10.

Step 2: Type diskpart and press Enter.

Type diskpart

Step 3: Type list volume and press Enter to list all volumes.

List volumes

Step 4: Type select volume <volume number>, and press Enter to select the volume.

Select volume

Step 5: Type assign letter =<new letter> and press Enter key to assign a new drive letter to the volume.

Assign letter