If you are like me, there are things you do not think you will ever need until you actually need them. This is what happened when I found myself needing to claim the J: drive letter from WD Unlocker that had claimed it.

Where I work, we have assigned J:, among many other drive letters, to a specific network shared folder. But somehow, Western Digital’s WD Unlocker program wanted that very J: letter…

Alright, long story short, a I had to claim the letter back after assigning a different one to that letter-thieving software. Here is how:

  1. Open Disk Management. One way of doing it is to Run diskmgmt.msc
  2. Right mouse click on the volume that has the letter you need
  3. Click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  4. Select the drive letter you want to rescue
  5. Click Change
  6. From the dropdown list select a new letter you want to assign to the mischievous volume. Please review some precautionary measures in your choice of letters.
  7. Validate the choice, and boom!

You are done! The captive letter is no longer captive.

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How to Change Drive Letter and Paths on a MS Windows 7 or a MS Windows Server 2012 R2 system.  Image source: http://www.windowsfaq.ru

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