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How to Change, Add or Remove A Drive Letter Windows 10/8/7

Updated on Jan 05, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

To assign, change, add or remove a drive letter of Windows 10 computer hard drive, external usb flash drive and memory card, you got 3 ways to go, including third-party partition magic software, Windows Disk Management and Diskpart command.

The 3 common ways to manage (change, add or remove) a drive letter in Windows 10

Each hard drive or a drive's partition got a drive letter when it's connected to a computer. I believe that most of you have a basic understanding of what a drive letter is and what it represents. For example, C: usually stands for a system drive/partition/volume, while other letters (except C) from A to Z can be assigned to a hard drive and removable storage devices sequentially or selectively.

Can you do some change in a specific drive letter? Such as change a drive letter from F to G, add a new or the desired drive letter to a partition or just remove an unwanted drive letter? It's definitely yes. And, here in this post, we find you 3 most common ways to start off.

#1. EaseUS Partition Master Free

You may wonder why we recommend the third-party free partition manager as the primary choice. In fact, it's reliable, free and easy-to-use with rich disk & partition management features including change, add or remove drive letter, change partition label, create partition, format partition, wipe partition and many more that wait for you to explore.

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 Windows 10 is supported

To change, add or remove a drive letter

Step 1 - Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click on the target disk partition and select Change drive letter.

choose change drive letter feature

Step 2 - On the window of Change drive letter, you can start freely and choose to remove a drive letter by selecting None as a new drive letter or any other letter in the given alphabet in order to change the current drive letter. Now, click OK.

select None to remove a drive letter and select a letter to change the current drive letter

Step 3 - Click Apply on the home interface to confirm the operation.

#2. Windows 10 Disk Management

The built-in Disk Management program can assist you well when you try to deal with a drive letter of computer hard drive and some removable storage device.

Step 1 - To open and access Disk Management in Windows 10, go to This PC, select Manage and click Disk Management under Storage.

Step 2 - Right-click on the target disk partition and select Change Drive Letter and Paths...

Step 3 - According to your own need, choose to go with the options of Add, Change and Remove. Follow the wizard to complete the task.

Chances are you'll be unable to change a drive letter with Disk Management, click the link for instant help.

#3. Diskpart Commands

For some higher-level users who know how to use cmd to manage hard drive and partitions, diskpart utility is a good choice.

Step 1 - Press Windows key and R key at the same time, type cmd in the Run box and press Enter.

Step 2 - Open Command Prompt. Type diskpart.

Step 3 - At the DISKPART prompt, type list volume.

Step 4 - All partitions are visible, now type select volume x (x is the volume's number, whose drive letter you want to change, add or remove.)

Step 5 - Type remove letter x so you can remove the drive letter immediately.

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 Windows 10 is supported