Change the Drive Letter in Windows® 7
You can assign alphabetical identifiers to the physical or logical disk drives present in your system. When you insert an external storage device, like external hard drive, flash memory stick, etc. into your system, Windows 7 automatically assigns the next available drive letter to the device. You can easily change the drive letter in your Windows 7 system. Disk Management is an administrative tool in Windows 7 for managing hard disks and external drives that you have installed in your system. You can use this utility to add, change or remove drive letters on drives, on partitions or on volumes on your Windows 7 system.
Information about drive letter, need to it and the ways to change drive letter in your Windows 7 operating system is give below:
- Drive letter
- Need to change
- Ways to change
Drive letter is the naming convention for disk drives on your Windows 7 system. Drives are named by letter, beginning with alphabet A and followed by a colon. You can use up to 26 drive letters for your drives, from A through Z. In Windows drive letters A and B are reserved for floppy drives. If your system does not have a floppy drive, you can assign these letters to removable drives.
Need to change
If you are not satisfied with the default drive letters in your Windows 7 system, then you can assign your own drive letter to the drives in your system. Before changing the drive letters in your system, you need to keep some points in your mind. Many windows based programs refer to specific drive letters for environmental or other variables. If you change the drive letter, these programs may not work properly.
To change the drive letter for a drive, a partition, or a volume in your windows 7, you need to log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. Access 'Performance and Maintenance' section from the 'Control Panel' and then select 'Administrative tools' and double click 'Computer Management'. Then, click Disk Management in the left pane. Then, you need to right click on the drive then click 'Change Drive Letter and Paths'.
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