What is a Drive Letter and How to Find Drive Letter on a Computer

What is a Drive Letter?


Drive letter or a Device letter is a single alphabetic character from  A to Z, used to identify the computer drives. Drive letter is the process of assigning alphabetical identifiers to disk volumes. By default, in a Windows OS based computer, the drive‚Äôs letter is started from C: which is automatically created and assigned by the system as soon as the main disk drive is created and the additional drives are assigned as D:, E:, and so on.

Disk drive letter example

How to find drive letters on a computer?

In Windows PC, just double-click on the Computer or click on start and select Computer. Then all the available drive will appear in the Computer window. In this window, you can view all the available disk drive connected to the computer including Network drive, cd/dvd drive, Removable drive etc.


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