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Windows 7: Change Hard Drive Letter

24 Dec 2010   #1
Keithet

W7 professional 64bit
 
 
Change Hard Drive Letter

I have a new computer that runs W7 Prof 64 bit. I noticed when I got it the following.

Drive C (W7 on it and it's the boot drive)
Drive E (second hard drive
Drive D (CDROM drive)
Hard Drives are both 1TB SATA3
What is on the E drive is data I copied there.
I would like to change the E drive to D and the CDROM drive D to E.
This way my hard drives will be C and D and the CDROM will be E.
I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help me?

Keithet


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24 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can do that in Disk Management. Right click on the drive(s) and you will see. But you will first have to assign a different letter (e.g. M) to E or D to free up that letter. If you have data on E, it may lose the path though.
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24 Dec 2010   #3
Keithet

W7 professional 64bit
 
 
Change the CDROM Drive letter??

How do I reassign a different letter to the CDROm drive to free up the letter D?
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24 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keithet View Post
How do I reassign a different letter to the CDROm drive to free up the letter D?
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24 Dec 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There is a good tutorial on this here: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7
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25 Dec 2010   #6
Keithet

W7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tips. I am Xp experienced but not W7.
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29 May 2012   #7
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

This is the second link I've followed from a google search to find out the answer to how to change a drive letter--and the second one that advised it can be done in Disk Management--unfortunately however, without mention that Disk Management is one of the most remote, obscure and hidden features of Windows 7. Joyously, someone later in this thread gave directions on how to find that.
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29 May 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keithet View Post
Thanks for the tips. I am Xp experienced but not W7.
For the record, the steps are identical in XP as they are in Windows 7. I'll add one caveat that I've never used XP Home Premium, so my comment may only apply to Windows XP Pro.
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