How to Assign A Drive Letter

Sometimes, external harddrives are not automatically assigned a drive letter when you plug them in. This tutorial will assist you in making sure your drive is connected and operational. The example shown is from a Windows 2003 Server.

First you will need to get to the computer management screen. Right click on "my computer" and then click manage


Next, click Disk Management locate your external drive. In this instance, it is called IOMEGA_HDD.


Right click the drive and go to "Change Driveletter and Paths"


Click Add and select your new drive letter. Click OK


If done correctly, your new driveletter will appear in the Disk Management Screen.


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