In this tutorial, we are going to see how to change drive letter and name in Windows 11
If you want to change the drive letter and name on your Windows 11 PC, there are a few things you should know before you proceed.
The internal and external hard drives in Windows 11 are automatically assigned a name with any alphabet from A to Z. However, A and B are already assigned to the floppy disk drives. However, because modern computers do not have a diskette storage slot, you can assign A or B as the name for the storage devices attached to your machine.
The letter C, on the other hand, is the default drive letter for the primary drive on the system on which your operating system is installed. However, if your system has multiple drives, the letter identifies the second hard drive or CD / DVD drive if there is no second drive.
The letters E, F, and G are each assigned to all other drives that are assigned to the first drive. However, you can change the drive letter or the name of the drive for convenience. The good thing is that Windows 11 introduced some new features that can be challenging for some. Those new to the new operating system may have difficulty coping with the changes in the settings, and changing or renaming the drive letter is one such setting.
However, this post will help you understand how to change the drive letter and name in Windows 11 which sits deep in the new settings. There are two different ways to change the drive letter and name.
Method 1: through the storage settings
Step 1: Press Profit + I on your keyboard at the same time to open the Settings app .
Step 2: In the settings, select System on the left side of the window .
Step 3: Next, choose Storage on the right side of the area.
Step 4: Scroll down the screen storage section memory management down and click to expand Advanced memory settings .
Step 5: Now click on Hard Drives & Volumes in the list .
Step 6: In the Hard Drives & Volumes screen, select the hard drive that you want to rename or change the drive letter for.
Click Properties .
Step 7: On the next screen in the section volume data to change label to the drive name.
Step 8: At the Change Volume Label prompt , enter the name you want and press Apply to save the changes.
Step 9: Now change the drive letter, click on Change Drive Letter .
Step 10: In the Change Drive Letter prompt under Choose which drive letter for this volume , select the letter you want and press OK to save the changes.
You have now successfully changed the drive letter and drive name in your Windows 11 PC.
Method 2: through Disk Management
Step 1: Press the Win + R keys on your keyboard at the same time to open the Run Command window .
Step 2: In the Run Command search box , type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter .
Step 3: This will open up the Disk Management window .
Here, go to the drives below, select one (for example – E drive ), right click on it and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths .
Step 4: In the Change Drive Letters and Paths dialog and click Change .
Step 5: In the Change Drive Letter or Path dialog, select the letter from the drop-down list next to the Assign the following drive letter option .
Press OK to save the changes.
Press OK again to save the changes and the drive letter has been changed successfully.
Step 6: Back in the window Disk Management , click with the right mouse button on the desired drive and click Properties .
Step 7: In the drive properties window, under the General tab, enter the desired name for the drive in the field that appears – New Volume .
For example, we named it a USB drive.
You can name it according to your needs.
Press Apply and then OK to apply the changes.
Exit the Disk Management window .
You have now successfully changed the drive name of your Windows 11 PC.
This is the end of this tutorial.
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