Want to Change my drive letter

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My PC Have 6 drives. They are C, D, E, F and H. Before installing operating system the drive was C, D, E, F, G. The drive letter was changed G to H. Now I need to change the drive from H to G.

Hard Disk Drive

Is it possible? If possible, how can I do it?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111858

Want to Change my drive letter


It is very easy and simple to change back your Drive letter to ‘G’.

The lone thing you need to bear in mind is that the Drive letter of your computer’s main partition, which usually is the Drive C in Windows installation, cannot be modified unlike the other partitions.

To change the Drive letter in Windows environment, do the following steps:

  • Open ‘Windows XP Disk Management’ from the Computer Management Utility.
  • Right-click on the drive you want the drive letter to change as located at the rightmost part of your computer screen and select ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths’.
  • Once another window on ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths’ comes out, select and click on the ‘Change’ button.
  • From the dialog box for the ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths’, Select which drive letter you want to allot to this partition. (It’s G, in your case).
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Another window saying “Changing the drive letter of a volume might cause programs to no longer run. Are you sure you want to change this drive letter?” will appear.
  • If you are sure that you want to make this change, click ‘YES’.

After this, your drive letter will change back to G. Note and be aware that some software installed to this drive may stop functioning after the change in the drive letter.

Answered By 0 points N/A #111861

Want to Change my drive letter


It is really easy task to change your drive letter it can be done by using disk management. You need to follow some steps and you will be able to change your drive letters just take these simple steps and you can do your job:

  • Go to START and then to RUN.
  • Here in RUN type "diskmgmt.msc" and press OK.
  • A new window will open in front of you saying disk management.
  • You can easily change your drive letters here.
  • Go to your disk you want to change the letter and right click on it.
  • Then choose change drive letter form here.
  • All drive letters are given here from A to Z so you can choose one of your choice.
  • When done click ok and you are done with your drive.

See the picture for more info.

Disk Management Change Drive letter and Paths
Answered By 0 points N/A #196292

Want to Change my drive letter


Dear Mesmithbrown,

It is so easy to change the drive letter of your drive. Just type "diskmgmt.msc" in RUN, and it will open the disk management software. You can see it in this image.

Disk management software

Then, right click on the drive that you want to change. Click on "Change Drive Letter and Paths", then it will open this window.

Allow access to this volume

Click "change" and type your desired letter, and click OK.


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