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How to change your drive letter in Windows XP

How to change your drive letter in Windows XP

1. Right click on your "My Computer" icon and select Manage.
Note you can also right click on the "My Computer" icon from your Start Menu.


2. Next click on "Storage" and then "Disk Management"


3. Next right click on the drive you want to change the drive letter on and click on "Change Drive Letter and Paths".


4. Next click on the "Change" button


5. Next click on the letter drop down on the right. Note you can change the drive letter to any letter that is not already used. However in most cases you will not beable to use letters A-D but E-Z should be open for you to select.

Also note if you are needing to change a drive letter to something that a device requires you to select but it is being used by another device you will have to move the other device to another letter first.


6. After selecting the drive letter click OK.

Note the below message come up. So as long as you are on changing the drive letter of a CD-ROM or Harddrive then you can just click YES. Keep in mind that if a program was installed from this the drive that you changed the drive letter of to be able to use that program you may need to reinstall and/or redirect the program to the new drive letter.


7. At this point the drive should be changed. Close out of Computer Management and reboot your computer to make sure your change takes full effect.

Note the steps for Windows Vista and Windows 7 are pretty much the same however if you go to the below link you can see the steps along with the screen shots of the menus.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4176803-change_drive_letter_in_windows_vista

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If you are using Windows XP.

1. Find the 'My Computer' icon (usually located in our Start Menu)
2. Right-Click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'
3. Click on 'Disk Management'
4. In the bottom-right list, Right-Click the drive you want to change and select 'Change Drive Letter and Paths..."
5. Click "Change..."
6. Select a new drive letter and hit 'Ok'
7. Click 'Yes' to the warning that pops up after

You're done.

If you use Windows Vista, figure 1 below shows you how.

Figure 1:
Changing Drive Letters in Windows Vista
(http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsvista/ht/chdrlettervista.htm)
Here's How:
  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
    Tip: In a hurry? Type computer management in the search box after clicking Start. Choose Computer Management from the list of results and then skip to Step 4.
  2. Click on the System and Maintenance link.
    Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the Administrative Tools icon and proceed to Step 4.
  3. Click on the Administrative Tools link.
  4. In the Administrative Tools window, open the Computer Management program.
  5. In the Computer Management window, locate the Disk Management option on the left and left-click on it.
    If the Disk Management option is not visible, look under the Storage option by clicking the small arrow next to the word Storage.
  6. On the right-hand side of the screen, locate and right-click on the drive that you wish to change the drive letter of and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths....
  7. In the Change Drive Letter and Paths window, click on the Change... button.
  8. The Change Drive Letter or Path dialog box will appear. Choose the drive letter you wish to assign to this partition.
    Click OK.
  9. The Confirm window that appears advises you that "Some programs that rely on drive letters might not run correctly. Do you want to continue?".
    Note: If you have software installed to this drive, the softwaremay stop functioning after a drive letter change. Nearly all softwaredefaults to the primary drive though, so this is rarely a concern.
  10. If you're sure you want to make this change, click Yes. Depending on the speed of your PC, the change should be nearly instant.
  11. You can now close the Computer Management and Administrative Tools windows.

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