How to Change a Hard Drive Name

Change a Hard Drive Name

It is possible to specify exactly what drive letter is assigned to a particular drive. If you do not want your DVD drive to be D:, it can be changed to Z: instead. Be careful when changing drive letters, however: Software installed under a different drive letter may not work when you change it.

Step 1

Log in with an account that has administrator rights.

Step 2

Click "Start."

Step 3

Click "Control Panel."

Step 4

Click "Performance and Maintenance."

Step 5

Click "Administrative Tools."

Step 6

Double-click "Computer Management."

Step 7

Click "Disk Management." Available drives will appear in the right pane.

Step 8

Right-click the drive you want to change. Click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."

Step 9

Click "Change."

Step 10

Click "Assign the following drive letter."

Step 11

Choose the drive letter you want to use.

Step 12

Click "OK."

Step 13

Click "Yes" at the confirmation screen.

Step 14

Log in with an account that has administrator rights.

Step 15

Click "Start."

Step 16

Click "Control Panel."

Step 17

Click "System Maintenance."

Step 18

Click "Administrative Tools."

Step 19

Click "Computer Management."

Step 20

Click "Disk Management." Available drives will appear in the right pane.

Step 21

Right-click the drive you want to change. Click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."

Step 22

Click "Change."

Step 23

Click "Assign the following drive letter."

Step 24

Choose the drive letter you want to use.

Step 25

Click "OK."

Step 26

Click "Yes" at the confirmation screen.