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Change CD/DVD drive letter in Windows

By | March 15, 2016

Some people get used to drive letters that they have for a long time. Installing new storage device might break it.

Here I will show you how to change your CD/DVD drive letter in Windows.

This guide also applies to other drives.
  1. Go to Computer Management and click Disk Management

    Computer Management - Click Disk Manager item

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  2. Right click drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths…

    Computer Management - Right click drive1

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  3. Select drive letter and click Change… button.

    Computer Management - Change Drive Letter and Paths window

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  4. Choose new drive letter. Only available letters are shown.

    Computer-Management-Change-Drive-Letter-and-Paths-select-letter

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  5. This window warns you that if you have something installed that relies on the drive letter, like a game, shortcuts, they will no longer work.

    Confirm window by clicking Yes and click Ok

    Computer Management - Change Drive Letter and Paths Confirm window

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