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

Jan 05, 2018 / Updated by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
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.

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.