Change volume letter

Windows operating systems assign letters (C:, D:, etc) to hard disk volumes at startup. These letters are used by applications and operating systems to locate files and folders in the volumes.

Connecting an additional disk, as well as creating or deleting a volume on existing disks, might change your system configuration. As a result, some applications might stop working normally or user files might not be automatically found and opened. To prevent this, you can manually change the letters that are automatically assigned to the volumes by the operating system.

If you need to change a letter assigned to a volume by the operating system:

  1. Select a volume to change a letter.
  2. Right-click on the selected volume, and then click Change letter in the context menu.
  3. Select a new letter in the Change Letter window.
  4. By clicking OK in the Change Letter window, you’ll add a pending operation to volume letter assignment.

    (To finish the added operation you will have to commit it. Exiting the program without committing the pending operations will effectively cancel them.)

The new volume structure will be graphically represented in the Disk management view immediately.

Change volume letter