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What if the hard disk is partitioned into more than 26 sections in Windows?

What happens when windows runs out of drive letters?

I searched Google and got no definite answer.

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marked as duplicate by Dennis, Canadian Luke, Sathya Jan 16 '13 at 5:11

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Then it can not assign a new drive letter to a volume which has none.

Luckily drive letters are completely optional, and you can mount drives in folders.

(Take a look at disk-management, you can remove a drive letter from a volume; and if desired, mount it in a path).

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Once you run out of drive letters Windows will force you to mount drives to a NTFS folder or mount points rather than a drive letter.

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the end - of drive letters - you can still mount to a folder (mount point)

personally i think it's silly (ok, ridiculous) for Windows to maintain the drive letter scenario

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