View Full Version : How do you change drive letters?

31-07-2003, 01:06 AM
I have recently bought a new computer running XP with a 120g hard drive... I got the technician from the shop where I bought it from to partition the hard drive for me into 3 sections....

I was just wondering if there was an easy painless way to change the drive letter of the hard drives and cd roms. Ie... I would like to change one of the hard drive letters which is currently F: to the letter D: which is currently the cd-rom....

Will changing the drive letters cause any conflicts if so are there any ways to avoid problems....

I would appreciate any helpful advice....


31-07-2003, 01:18 AM
Hi there,

The answer is hidden away in the FAQ's. Have a read here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=30458)

I don't think you'll be needing partition magic for your setup, so just use the inbuilt windows method. Let us know how you get on. :)

31-07-2003, 10:56 AM
In case, like me you can read the faq (wish I knew why I can't read them) I'll tell you. Just right click on my computer icon and then click Manage. Then move on down to Disk management the right click on the drive or partition you want to change and click the change drive letter and paths.

31-07-2003, 02:01 PM
I think you have to reboot after the last method there is software out there called letter assigner for 98 and ME only

good q&A site