How To Show, Hide, And Assign Drive Letter In Windows?

Last Updated: 2021-11-09
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Resumen:To make it easier to identify the drive, File Explorer displays the drive name next to the drive name With default settings. But sometimes, you may need to hide the drive letter of a drive. So this article will show you efficient ways to show, hide and assign drive letters in Windows File Explorer.

A drive letter is a single letter character A to Z assigned to a computer drive or drive partition. Drive name and drive letter are two ways to identify drives in Windows 10 File Explorer.

If you cannot see the drive letter of one or more drives in File Explorer, it might be because File Explorer is configured to hide drive letters, or the drive does not have a drive letter.

Show Or Hide Drive Letter

Step 1: First, open the Opciones de carpeta. There are many ways to open Folder Options in Windows 10. You can open Explorador de archivosy haga clic en elExpedientemenu, and then click Cambiar carpeta y opciones de búsqueda.

Step 2: Then, click the Vistatab, and check the box of Show drive letters option to show the drive letters. Uncheck the option if you want to hide the drive letters.

Step 3: Finally, click the Solicitarbutton to save the changes.

After doing the above steps, if the drive letter still does not appear to a specific drive or partition, it may be because the drive or partition is not assigned to it. Therefore, you need to assign or remove the drive letter.

Assign Drive Letter

Assign Drive Letter Using Disk Management

Paso 1: EscribaGestión de discosenStart search box and press Enter to open Disk Management.

Step 2: Then, right-click the drive, which doesn’t have a drive letter, or you want to assign a drive letter for. And then, choose “Cambiar la letra de la unidad y las rutas" opción.

Paso 3: haga clic en elCambiobutton and select a different letter to replace the current one from the drop-down box.

Step 4: Click the Remove if you need to remove the drive letter.

Assign Drive Letter Using PowerShell

Using PowerShell is another easy way to assign the drive letters.

Paso 1: EscribaPotencia Shellin the Start search box and select Ejecutar como administradoropción. Luego haga clic enwhen a confirmation window appears.

Step 2: Type in “Get-Disk” and press Enter to list available drivers.

Step 3: Then type in the following command and press Ingresar.

Get-Partition -DiskNumber 1 | Set-Partition -NewDriveLetter R

Assign Drive Letter Using CMD

You can also use DiskpartenSímbolo del sistema to change the drive letter in Windows 10.

Step 1: First, type in “CMD” in the Start search field and select Ejecutar como administradoropción. Luego haga clic enwhen a confirmation window pops up.

Step 2: Type in “diskpart” and press Enter. Then type in the “volumen de lista” command and press Enter.

Propina:Here, you should know the number of the simple volume for which you want to change, remove, or assign a drive letter.

Step 3: Type in “select volume 2” and press Enter to select the drive or volume to assign the drive letter.

Step 4: Then type in “assign letter=G”, and press Enter.

It is not recommended to change or remove the drive letters of drives where you install programs. If the drive letter of a drive where you install Windows 10 has been changed, the program may not start.

¡Ultimas palabras!

After following the above methods, you can easily show, hide and assign drive letter in Windows. Thus, do not hesitate to have a try.

 

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