It is necessary for users to assign or change drive letters in some situations. For example, in Windows systems, if a drive is not assigned with a letter, it will be unable to be seen in the Windows Explorer and be used to read/write files by ordinary means. In this case, it is absolutely essential to assign a letter to the drive, making it becomes usable.
In Windows servers, it is very common to see large quantities of partitions in a single computer. The tasks of assigning drive letter properly become prominent for a good disk management work in this situation. This article will bring users to know how to assign drive letter on Server 2012 to alleviate complexity of the disk management tasks.
Since some users are not very familiar with the built-in Disk Management of Windows, the drive letter change or assignment work must be boring and complicated. Here we recommend users use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is more intuitive and easy-to-go than Disk Management, to do this job.
Before seeing this demonstration, please be aware that to change drive letters of some drives containing programs that are registered in the system registry may have a chance to cause those programs to be unable to start. Programs having data rely on that disk may also get errors in running after users change its drive letter. Take necessary preparations before doing the operation. System drive letter is not suggested to be changed, as there would probably be many problems in the future use.
Install and start MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.
In the main interface, users can see the disk map with an informative overview of the disk layout. That user-friendly design will be convenient and helpful for users’ disk management tasks. Consider which drive should have a letter changed or assigned with the help of the disk map, and then click on the desired drive to get ready.
There are several ways to access the function of drive letter change. The quickest way is to click “Change Drive Letter” in the left action panel. For dynamic disks, please click “Change Volume Letter”.
A window titled “Change Drive Letter” pops out. Select a desired letter in the drop-down column, which is close to the text label “New Drive Letter”. Click “OK” to proceed. If a desired letter has already been assigned to another drive, please assign another letter to that drive to make the desired letter available in the drop-down column.
After making all the letter assignments, click “Apply” to finish the operation.
What above demonstrated how to assign drive letter on Server 2012 with MiniTool Partition Wizard. For hidden drives, please unhide the hidden partitions first to make the “Change Drive Letter” option available to choose.