How to Change Drive Letter/Name on Windows 11? Here Are 4 Methods

What Is Drive Letter

Drive letter, also referred to as device letter, is an alphabetic character that is assigned to a drive or partition of the storage device on a computer. Usually, the drive letter varies from A to Z and the system partition will be assigned to C by default on Windows.

  1. Right-click the target partition and select the Change Letter
  2. Select a letter and click OK.
  3. Click Apply.

Method 1: Change Drive Letter Windows 11 Using Settings

If you have upgraded to Windows 11, you might have noticed that Windows 11 is designed with a new outlook as well as many new features, but the basic user interface is similar to Windows 10.

Method 2: Change Drive Letter Windows 11 Using Disk Management

Disk Management is a preinstalled tool in Windows 11 that can be used to manage connected disks. You can also use it to change drive letter on Windows 11, and you just need to perform a few clicks.

Method 3: Change Drive Letter Windows 11 Using Command Prompt

Command Prompt is the command-line interpreter in Windows operating systems and it is kept in Windows 11. With Command Prompt, you can input certain commands and your computer will take corresponding actions. It can activate many features that are not available in the graphical user interface, such as write protecting a drive.

  • Select disk * (replace * with the number of the disk that contains the target partition)
  • List partition
  • Select partition # (replace # with the number of the target partition)
  • Assign letter=k (replace k with the drive letter you want to use)
  • Select volume ^ (replace ^ with the number of the target partition and you can identify the number through the label, size, or drive letter)
  • Assign letter=k

Method 4: Change Drive Letter Windows 11 Using MiniTool Partition Wizard

The last method to change drive letter on Windows 11 is to use a reliable third-party tool and here I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is a professional disk manager that can be used to create, move, resize, delete, format partitions, recover lost files, check and repair hard drive errors, etc. A huge number of its features are free to use, including Change Letter.

Bonus Tip: How to Change Drive Name in Windows 11

In addition to changing drive letter, the above tools can also be used to change drive name.

  1. Select the target partition and click Properties.
  2. Click Change Label.
  3. Type a name and click Apply.
  1. Right-click the partition and click Properties.
  2. Type a name in the box and click Apply > OK.
  1. Input label f: music and press Enter (replace “f” with the drive letter of the target drive and replace “music” with the name you want to use).
  1. Right-click the target partition and select Label.
  2. Type a name and click OK.
  3. Click Apply.
  1. Select the target partition and click its volume label after a few seconds.
  2. Input a name and press Enter.

Bottom Line

If you are wondering how to change drive letter on Windows 11, this post can help. Here four effective methods are listed. By the way, it also introduces some ways to change drive name. You can share your ideas with us in the following comment section. For any problems with MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can contact us via [email protected] .

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