How Do I Mount a Drive in Windows?

Posted June 6, 2016 by Leomar Umpad in Windows

How to Mount a Drive in Windows

You can mount a drive in Windows so that you can map a certain drive’s available space to another drive. In simplest terms, this means that you can utilize a specific drive’s space so that it can be used by another drive. Imagine that you have no more available free space on your drive C, but you still have a large amount of unused space on your drive D. Now, let’s say you have a game on your drive C that needs an update, and the update requires a large amount of space that cannot fit into your drive. You can mount your drive C to drive D so that you will be able to add more files to your drive C without requiring additional space on the drive. This tutorial explains how to mount a drive in Windows.

Note:

Before proceeding with the steps on mounting a drive in Windows, you need to make sure you have met the following requirements:

1.You need to have an Administrator account. Mounting drives on your computer is a semi-critical procedure. You need to have admin access in order to complete the function.

2.Drives should be in NTFS format. Your selected drives must be in an NTFS file system format.

Mount a Drive in Windows

To mount a drive in your Windows computer, follow these steps:

1.Open your device’s Control Panel. You can use the search button to proceed with searching for Control Panel.Windows - Control Panel
2.From the Control Panel, open the System and Security option.Windows - Control Panel - System Security
3.From System and Security, click on Administrative Tools.Windows - Control Panel - System Security - Administrative Tools
4.From Administrative Tools, open the Computer Management option.Windows - Control Panel - System Security - Administrative Tools - Computer Management
5.On the Computer Management window, click on Storage.Windows - Control Panel - System Security - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Storage
6.Click on Disk Management.Windows - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management
7.On the right side, right-click on the drive with which you want to be mounted, and click on Change Drive Letter and Paths.Windows - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management - Change Drive Letter and Paths
8.From the pop-up menu, click on Add.Disk Management - Add
9.On the next pop-up screen, click Browse.Browse
10.Browse for the drive that you want to mount and utilize. Click the target drive and your preferred location. Disk Management - Add - Browse for drives
11.Click on New Folder to add the shortcut for the Drive that you want to mount. You can rename the created folder based on your preference.Disk Management - Add - Browse for drives - New Folder -Folder Name
12.Click on OK to create the new folder.Disk Management - Add - Browse for drives - New Folder -Folder Name -
13.The newly mounted drive is now on your target drive. You are done.Mounted Drive in Drive D

I have just described how to mount a drive in Windows. If you have questions with any of the steps outlined above, let me know in the comments section.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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