Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 2 months ago

How do I change the drive letter on an external drive (Windows 10)?

And can i make it so any drive plugged into that USB port is a specific letter?

4 Answers

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it won't remember the letter on different systems.

    right click drive and click Properties. then go to the management tab to change it.

  • opurt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Boris 24's steps are what you need to do to change the drive letter, so no point repeating things.

    As far as making it so that any drive plugged in gets a specific letter, you can't easily. Windows will check to see if it already knows about the device and use the same letter for it as it used before if it can. If it doesn't already know what letter to use, it will always use the next available one starting from C. The only way to force new devices to a specific drive letter is to make sure all the drive letters before it are in use (that is, if you want them to show up as G:, then C, D , E and F all have to be in use so that G is the next available)

  • 2 months ago

    Ensure that the drive you're relettering isn't in use and that no files from that drive are open.

    Right-click on the Start button.

    Click Disk Management to open the Disk Management console.

    Right-click the volume that has the drive letter you want to change.

    Click Change Drive Letter And Paths.

    Click the Change button.

  • 2 months ago

    The partition management system will let you label drives.

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