Windows 10: Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ?

Discus and support Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I did: Search Windows > Create and format hard disk partitions > Selected clicked on drive I: > Right mouse click > Change drive letter and Paths... >... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Chocolade, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Chocolade Win User

    Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ?


    I did: Search Windows > Create and format hard disk partitions > Selected clicked on drive I: > Right mouse click > Change drive letter and Paths... > Change > Assign the following drive letter:

    In the list of letters I have B G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    My internal dvd burner was assigned to D: but I changed it's letter to F:
    Now I tried to change the hard disk I: to D: but i'm getting error: The parameter is incorrect



    Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ? [​IMG]


    This is the whole Disk Management screenshot:


    Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ? [​IMG]


    And this is a screenshot of my desktop:


    Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ? [​IMG]


    What I want to do is that I: will be D:
    But i'm getting this error.

    :)
     
    Chocolade, Jul 3, 2018
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  2. Ron Carr Win User

    Cannot change drive letter

    I have 6 disk drives that show up in Disk manager as 8 drive letters.

    D: seems to be available, but i could not change J: to D:.

    Did a Command Prompt search and there is a D: drive, not listed in Disk management.

    Can't attach screen shots it seems...

    I really need to change J: to D:: I have a Carbonite backup with 204 GB from D: drive: it will start all over if this is on a J: drive.

    So, what is this phantom D: drive, how do I change it to something else, so I can change J: drive?

    This is after a windows 10 re-install: just one of many headaches...

    Ron
     
    Ron Carr, Jul 3, 2018
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  3. Sachin Venkatesh Win User
    Windows 10 Partition Change Drive letter of Healthy Recovery from D to F

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    To understand the issue better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.

    • Do you have any files in D drive?
    • Is it a recovery drive which you are trying to change the letter?
    • Are you getting any error message when you try to change the drive letter?
    Please post us back with more information to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jul 3, 2018
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  4. Ron Carr Win User

    Why I can't change my hard disk drive letter from I: to D: ?

    Drive letter D: is not available

    I found a hint in Technet, and went to the registry: D: was listed so I deleted it - turns out it was assigned to the CD drive, but why that did not show up in Disk management I have no idea. In any case, I was then able to change the drive letter, and my
    CD drive came back up as G. I also ran DriveCleanup.exe based on another note: that gets rid of drive letters that were assigned to devices no longer attached (like left-over USB assignments.

    Ron
     
    Ron Carr, Jul 3, 2018
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