We believe that Windows users know they can make use of the Disk Management utility to manage hard drives like format volume, extend volume, shrink volume, and so on. When it comes to assigning a drive letter, users just need to select the target volume and choose “Change Drive Letter and Path” from the context menu. By following the simple wizard, they can go through all steps quickly and easily.
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But do you know how to assign drive letter with CMD (command prompt)? As we all know, CMD provides the command line window and enables experienced users to quickly fix Windows issues or manage hard drives. To assign, change, or remove a drive letter, you can simply type the corresponding commands and CMD will do it for you.
Let’s see the details now:
Step 1. Type “cmd” in the search box, right-click the best matching result and choose “Run as Administrator”.
Step 2. Type the following commands in order and run each one with the Enter key.
List volume (please pay attention to the volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove)
Select volume n (where n is the volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove)
Step 3. To assign or change the drive letter, type “assign letter=N” without quotes (N can be replaced with the letter you like).
To remove the drive letter, type “remove letter=N “(N can be replaced with the letter you like).
Now you can check each volume to see the details.
Actually, you may assign drive letter with free partition manager like MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. Its clear interface is easier to understand for a computer newbie. First of all, download the freeware and installed it on your computer. Then see the following guide to understand it better.
Step 1. Select the partition you want to add, change or remove drive letter and then choose “Change Drive Letter” from the left action panel.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, drop down the New Drive Letter box and choose the drive letter you want to add or change letter. If you want to remove the drive letter, just choose “None” instead. Then click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Step 3. Finally, you need to press “Apply” button.
Reading this short article, we guess now you know how to assign drive letter with CMD and free partition manager. For users who are experienced, diskpart assign drive letter is convenient. For those fresh hands, Diskpart might be a little bit complex and they had better use Disk Management or MiniTool Partition Wizard. All in all, it’s up to you.