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:
- Open Disk Management. One way of doing it is to Run diskmgmt.msc
- Right mouse click on the volume that has the letter you need
- Click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
- Select the drive letter you want to rescue
- Click Change
- 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.
- Validate the choice, and boom!
You are done! The captive letter is no longer captive.
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