Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Change a Drive Letter In Windows XP

The Disk Management snap-in is an administrative tool for managing hard disks and the volumes or partitions that they contain. Use the Disk Management snap-in when you want to add, to change, or to remove drive letters on drives, on partitions, or on volumes on your computer's hard disks, CD-ROM drives, and other removable media devices.

1. Right click--> My Computer.

2. Scroll down to Manage and click--> Manage.

3. In the Computer Management sidebar--> click Disk Management.

4. Right click on the drive letter you want to change.

a. Please read warnings before continuing any further!

b. If you can't see the drive letter you want to change you can scroll down.

c. For a drive that has "Online" under it--> the drive letter will be in the media area.

d. For a drive that has "No Media" under it--> the drive letter will be in that same box.

5. click "Change Drive Letter and Paths".

6. In the "Change Drive Letter and Paths for (drive letter:)" window--> click "Change"


7. In the "Change Drive Letter or Path" window click the dragdown selection box with the drive letters in it and click the letter you want the drive to be.

8. A warning will pop up reminding you that changing the drive letter can cause your programs to fail. If you are confident that you want to still want to change the letter--> click "Yes".

9. If you have a program using the drive you want to change, you will get an additional warning. Unless you really know for certain what you are doing, select "No" and find the open program.

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