“Can somebody Help, please? Although I can see all drive and partitions letters in My Computer, when I go to Disk Management Console, all Fixed Disks & Partitions letters have been disappeared. I use Windows 10. Thanks in advance.”
As you know, drive letter refers to the process of assigning alphabetical identifiers to volumes for internal hard drives, external hard drives, removable devices and so on. Drive letter can be from A to Z, among these 26 letters, usually C is allocated to system partition. Once a drive letter is assigned to the partition, the partition can be used. However, the drive letter is likely to be missing due to many reasons, such as faulty Windows setting, the bad compatibility between USB interface and motherboard and hidden partition. When your drive letter is disappeared, this partition may be invisible and unable to access data, which brings much inconvenience and many troubles to you. What should to you do to solve this issue? It is very easy, just try the following ways.
Generally speaking, there are three methods you should do, which are to modify Windows setting, unhide partition or reallocate a drive letter for the partition.
When drive letter disappeared issue only occurs in Windows Explorer, it is possible that your drive letters are hidden. So in order to fix it, please open Windows Explorer, under “Options” tab, click “Change Folder and search options”. Then click “View” button, check “Show drive letters”. After doing that, all partition letters will be shown.
In addition, it is possible that your partition is hidden, so drive letter is unable to be seen. In order to let your drive letter appeared, the best way is to set your partition “unhidden”. In this case, you can ask MiniTool Partition Wizard for help. As a reliable partition manager, it is designed to manage partitions and disks well. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard firstly.
Step 1: Launch this partition manager. In the main interface, select the target drive, click “Unhide Partition” in the left pane.
Step 2: Then you need to set drive letter for this hidden partition. Here take “E” as the new drive letter.
Step 3: At last, click “Apply”. Then you can see this partition in Windows Explorer with drive letter E.
Usually, you can see your drive letter is lost in Disk Management due to some factors. In this case, you can use Disk Management to assign a drive letter to this partition. Right click “Change Drive Letter and Paths” feature and then assign one for this partition.
Besides, you also can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this work. Just right click your partition and select “Change Letter” function for it. Click “Change Drive Letter” in the left pane after selecting a target partition.
With MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can easily solve drive letter missing issue. If you want to get more information about this topic, please turn to this post Several Ways to Get the Missing Drive Letters Back in Windows for help.