Windows 10: How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive

Discus and support How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My boot drive is C.I have a 2nd drive, which used to be assigned the letter "E" but since my re-installation of Windows, this slave drive is now "F."... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by VWP1, May 13, 2021.

  1. VWP1 Win User

    How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive


    My boot drive is C.I have a 2nd drive, which used to be assigned the letter "E" but since my re-installation of Windows, this slave drive is now "F." When I went into settings and I found how to change it to "E" again, there was a dropdown list of letters to choose, but there was no "E." Also, my blu-ray drive used to be assigned the "D" letter, but is "G" now. I'd like to get my BR drive back to "D" and my slave hard drive re-assigned to its older letter..."E."Please help.

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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, May 13, 2021
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  3. Assigning Drive Letter

    I am trying to assign a particular letter to one of my hard drives. None of my other drives are assigned that letter, but it is not listed in the choices. Is there something I can do?
     
    GregCowling, May 13, 2021
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  4. How to change an assigned Drive Letter for my Slave Drive

    Drive letters are not available for assigning to unallocated space

    Hello Sjoerd,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The reason the drive letters are not available to assign are because they might have been assigned to devices which are removed or hidden. I suggest you to check for any hidden devices and remove them to assign the missing drive letters.



    Follow the steps mentioned below to check for the hidden or removed devices.



    1. Press Windows key + R. This will open
      Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for Run.
    2. In Run dialog box, type
      devmgmt.msc
      and hit enter.
    3. Click on the view tab at the top left hand corner.
    4. Now select View hidden devices.
    5. Now look for the hidden devices under storage volumes and
      portable devices.
    6. Right click on the hidden devices and click on
      uninstall
      .
    7. Restart the PC.


    After restarting the PC, try assigning the drive letter to the unallocated drive and check if the drive letters D, E, F, G, and H appears.



    Hope it helps.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, May 13, 2021
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