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Bdedrive Drive Letter Assignment

  • To open the Disk Management tool, click Start . In the Search field, type Partition. Then click Create and format hard disk partitions.

    Figure : Search results for Partition

    The Disk Management tool opens and displays information about the data storage devices on the computer.

  • To create unallocated space on the drive, right-click the drive you want to partition. For most applications, select the C: drive.

    Then click Shrink Volume...


    Do not use the Recovery or FACTORY_IMAGE partition to create a new partition. Doing so might prevent the HP Recovery Manager from recovering the computer when the information on the C: partition is damaged.

    Figure : Shrink Volume...

  • Do not make any adjustments to the settings In the Shrink window. Click Shrink.

    Figure : Shrink C: window

    When the Shrink is complete, the new partition displays in the Disk Management utility as Unallocated space.

    Figure : Disk Management window with unallocated space encircled in red

  • Right-click the new partition. In the menu that displays, click New Simple Volume...

    Figure : New Simple Volume...

  • The New Simple Volume Wizard displays. To continue, click Next.

  • The Specify Volume Size window displays. Type in the volume size, or click Next to accept the default setting.

    Figure : Specify Volume Size window

  • The Assign Drive Letter or Path window displays. Select a drive letter and click Next.

    Figure : Assign Drive Letter or Path window

  • The Format Partition window displays. To name the drive, type a name in the Volume label box. Then click Next.


    Do not select Perform a quick format or Enable file and folder compression.

    Figure : Format Partition window

  • The settings window displays. Click Finish.

    Figure : Completing the New Simple Volume Wizard

  • The Disk Management utility displays, showing the formatting progress.

    Figure : Formatting

    When the format is complete, the new drive shows in the Disk Management utility.

    If the AutoPlay window displays, click the X in the upper-right corner to close it.

    Figure : New volume

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    Assign, change or remove Drive Letter with Diskpart

    Diskpart is very powerful Windows Utility, which allows certain number of operation with hard disk.
    In this article we will show you how to assign, change or remove drive letter with Diskpart using.

    You bought hard drive for Backup, but it has automaticaly gained letter D. You want to change it to E.
    First we need to open Command Prompt with Administrator Rights.

    Type cmd into the search box, and then right-click and choose Run as administrator. If you have Windows 10 use the CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keyboard shortcut on Screen 1, or click on Start with right click and choose Command Prompt (Admin) on Screen 2.

    When Command Prompt pops up, run the diskpart command.

    Now we type list volume to list our volumes, we need to know the number of our volume.

    In our case our hard drive is Volume 3 and that number is 3.

    Now we use command select volume 3 to make changes to that volume. If your volume number is different, you need to replace number 3 with the number from your volume. After we have selected our volume we use command assign letter E, to assing letter E to our volume.

    Now you know how to change or assign another letter to your volume, also if you need you can remove volume letter with command remove letter E

    For security reasons you cannot change or remove your current system disk letter (esp C), it will not work.

    To exit diskpart type in exit.

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    Tags: assign letter, change letter, diskpart, drive letter, remove letter

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