# Can I change a disk from drive to mounted?

I added a disk to a W2K8R2 machine, and gave it a drive letter: X

I want to change that, and mount it as a folder now.

Is that even possible? How?

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I have no server 2008 available to test it, but this is how you do it in windows 7. (Which is mostly the same)

• Go to disk management
• Select the partition you want.
• Right click, change drive letter and paths
• Remove your drive letter, press ok
• Right click, change drive letter and paths (back to the previous screen)
• Add drive letter or path, select *mount in a following empty NTFS folder"
• Press OK, done.

The pictures below show one way to do it. (I am sure there are others, e.g. using the prompt).

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I am not sure if drives can be mounted as folders in windows at all.

I would mount the drive the normal way and create a symbolic link in the place I'd need the folder to be.

mklink /d C:\dir\to\link X:\


Not sure if this works, as I have no win machine at hand right now.

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as I said this is the way I'd do it, it might be quick and dirty but it would suffice in the use cases I can think of. –  Baarn Oct 2 '12 at 8:19
You can mount as folders with the disk management. I just don't know if I can change from already define as drive to mounted folder –  Saariko Oct 2 '12 at 8:22