How to rename the drive letter in Windows 10

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On our PCs / laptops, the hard drive can be partitioned so that users can save their different kinds of files and folders on different drives. These units are local units. They are generally called Local Disk (C :), Local Disk (D :), Local Disk (E 🙂, and so on.

There are basically two types of files stored on these local drives. They are system files and user files. System files are those files that represent the operating system. They are created by the operating system. Any modification of these files can cause system damage. On the other hand, user files are those files created by the user. They can be easily modified. All third-party software (i.e. application software) uses system files to generate user files.



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Since these files are stored on hard drives, it will be helpful to know how to rename a controller letter. To rename the letter of a certain drive, we need to follow these steps:

Step 1:

Right click on the “Start” icon located in the lower left corner of the screen. Click "Disk Management" to open the Disk Management Settings window.

Note: Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take a few seconds to open the Disk Management Settings window.

Step 2:

In the "Volume" section, right click on any hard drive and click "Change Drive Letter and Path". For example, right-click on “New Volume (E :)” and click on it.


Step 3:

Click "Edit" to allow name and path changes on this unit.


Step 4:

You can now scroll through the letter list to choose a new driver letter from the list of available letters. After selecting the desired option, click "OK".


Step 5:

A warning window will appear on the screen saying that “some drive letter based programs may not work properly. To continue? “Click” Yes “to accept the driver letter and path changes.

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