Windows automatically assigns the names of all detected drives.But sometimes by a desire to change the drive letter for a more comfortable work.
Just note that Windows will not rename the primary or the boot disk (usually the same disk), an attempt to rename them fail.You can try to implement this procedure by editing the registry, but without the proper skills better not to do - there is a risk that the system does not boot at all.All other disks and logical volumes are available for renaming, the whole procedure takes less than a minute.
To rename a drive in Windows XP, open the "Control Panel," then "Administration".It open the "Computer Management".Option: right-click the icon "My Computer" on the desktop and select "Manage."In the left column of the window that opens, find "Storage" and select "Disk Management."
front of you at the top of the window displays a list of discs in the bottom of them will be given more information.Click the appropriate drive, right-cli
ck in the pop-up menu, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths."
In the opened window, click "Change".A window appears, select it in the desired letter.Click "OK", you are warned that the name change drive letter may make it impossible to run some programs - in the event that they or their components are installed on this disk.If you agree, confirm.Most likely you need to restart your computer.After restarting the computer to rename the disc will be assigned to your chosen letter.
procedure for changing the drive letter in Windows 7 is very similar, it is necessary to open the "Manage" and do the same procedures.In that case, if you want to swap two letters of disks - for example, D and E, first select one of them (although this will be drive D) any unused letter - for example, F. After renaming the vacant assign drive letter D E, afterthen rename F into E.
Tip 2: How to rename the C drive
each hard disk partition the operating system is assigned a letter.But this does not mean that it can not be changed.For example, you want to connect another hard drive, and to avoid confusion, you want to assign some sections new letters.If two hard drives have a section C, respectively, on one of his drives to rename.
- - computers running Windows;
- - program Norton PartitionMagic 8.0.
first way to rename section C - is the use of standard tools of the operating system.Click "Start".Select "All Programs" and navigate to "Standard."In standard applications, select "Command Prompt."Run this tool.In the resulting window, type the command line Compmgmt.msc.
window will open "Computer Management.In the right-hand side is the string "Memories."Click on this line double left click of the mouse.In the next window and double-click the mouse on the line, "Managing disk of."Will pop up a window that will list the partitions on the hard disk .
Click on the disk on the right mouse button and then click "Change drive letter Paths."Another window appears in which to select "Change."In the next window, click on the arrow that is located in the upper right corner.
A list of letters in which, and select a new one.If your C drive is a system, you will see a notice that some programs that use this letter may stop working after you rename, so consider this.Click "Yes."After this letter drive will be changed.
Also please note that in some cases, change the drive C, if it is a system, with the help of standard tools of the operating system can not.In this situation, you will need additional software.Download the program from the Internet Norton PartitionMagic 8.0.Install it on your computer hard drive.Run the program.
After its launch in the main menu is a list of partitions on the hard disk .Click on the list on the right mouse button.Then move your cursor over the "Advanced".You will see a few pop-up menu options, including select "Change drive letter ».Then click on the arrow in the list and select the desired letter.Press OK.Close the program.When it is closed will be prompted to change the settings.Take it, and then restart the PC.
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