How to manage partitions with the Disk Management tool, in Windows - Page 4

Changing a drive letter and label with Disk Management

In this example, there is a partition "E:" labeled as Test. Instead of that, we want to change the drive letter to "X:" and name it Backup.

To change the drive letter associated with the partition, right-click or tap and hold on the partition and click or tap "Change Drive Letter and Paths".

A new window will pop up, listing the drive letter of the partition.

Click or tap Change. In the next window, select the new drive letter you wish to represent the partition and click or tap OK.

You may be prompted to acknowledge the change you are about to make. If you wish to proceed, click or tap Yes.

You'll now see the partition listed in the Disk Management utility with a different drive letter.

Now, to change the label of the partition, right-click or tap and hold the partition and select Properties.

In the General tab, type in the new label name next to the disk icon.

Click or tap OK, and the partition's label will be changed.


The Disk Management utility from Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 makes it easy to manage the partitions on your hard disks, which is useful for sharing partitions with other operating systems, or separating data for backup and recovery purposes. If you have any tips on partitioning or you want to recommend us some good setups, feel free to leave a comment below.