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Change Drive Letter of Hard Drive/USB/SD without Formatting

Updated on Nov 30, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Need a simple and free way to change the drive letter of your hard drive partition, USB, SD card etc devices? This article will guide you to effectively change drive letter of hard drive/USB/SD without formatting by using free partition manager software and Windows Disk Management tool. Just follow to change your device drive letter without formatting or losing data now.

How to change drive letter on hard drive/USB/SD without formatting or losing data?

Are you trying to change the drive letter on your hard drive partition in Windows PC from drive D: to drive E: without formatting drive so to avoid data loss issue?
Need a simple way to change the drive letter and rename your USB, SD card or other storage devices without formatting? 

As we all know that formatting device can help users to reset file system and re-assign drive letter to the target device. But if you don't want to directly format drive or devices, you can just find solutions here in this article.

This page will introduces you 2 reliable simple ways to effectively change the drive letter of your hard drive, partition, USB, SD or other devices in Windows 10/8/7 PC without formatting or losing any data. Just follow either offered methods below to get your problem solved without losing any data now.

Method 1. Use partition manager freeware to change hard drive/USB/SD drive letter without formatting

Free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free supports you to effectively change drive letter on hard drive partition in Windows PC/laptop or external storage devices such as USB, SD card without losing any data. 
You can free download, install it on your PC and follow below simple steps to change drive letter of your devices without formatting or losing any data now:

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1. Connect external hard drive, USB or SD card to PC;
Launch and run EaseUS Partition Master Free, find and right-click on the device that you want to change drive letter, select Change drive letter;

Change drive letter of hard drive/USB/SD for free.

Step 2. Select a new drive letter to rename your target device and click OK to confirm;

Change new drive letter of USB/SD.

Select new drive letter for target device or hard drive, USB or SD card.

Step 3. Click Apply to keep all changes.

Method 2. Use Disk Management to change drive letter on hard drive/USB/SD without formatting

If you prefer to change drive letter of hard drive, USB, or SD by using Windows built-in tool than installing a third-party software, Disk Management shall be the best choice. 
You can now connect your external storage devices to PC and follow below steps to change drive letter without formatting or losing saved data now:

Step 1. Right-click on This PC/My Computer, and click Manage;
Step 2. Click Disk Management, find and right-click on hard drive, USB or SD card and select Change Drive Letter and Path...

Step 3. Click Change to select a new drive letter in Assign the following drive letter column and click OK to confirm the operation.

After this, you may reboot PC and then keep all changes on your PC. And the drive letter on hard drive, USB or SD card will be changed automatically with data saved on them.