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 types of drives.
Go to Computer Management and click Disk Management
Right click drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths…
Select drive letter and click Change… button.
Choose new drive letter. Only available letters are shown.
Confirm window by clicking Yes and click Ok
This window warns you that if you have something installed that relies on the drive letter, like a game or shortcuts, they will no longer work.
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Before you get mad: removable drives (DVD, virtual DVD, USB etc.) are shown in the disk management console ONLY if there is a media inside them.
thanks for this excellent detail. I could not change the drive letter because the dvd rom drive did not show up at all.
Thank you, that’s a very helpful detail. I was stuck until I saw your comment.
Thank you, this comment saved me.