How to Mount a Hard Drive as a Folder on Windows 10

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Do you want to use your hard drives as folders, not letters on “This PC”?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up and mount your hard drives as NTFS folders in your system drive C:.

This trick can be useful in case of having many hard drives and you want to organize them in folders.

You can use this tip with a new empty drive or mount existing drives into folders and delete the letter assigned by Windows.

Let’s go!

1. Mount a New Hard Drive as a Folder

First things first, create a new folder where you will place all your mounted drives, in my case I created a Storage folder under C:.

Inside this “Storage” folder I created two new folders for my mounting, you can create as many folders as you want to mount later on.

Open Run prompt and run the command diskmgmt.msc.

Right-click on your empty hard drive and choose “New Simple Volume“”.

If you want to mount an existing drive into a folder move to the second part of this tutorial.

Click “Next“.

Click “Next“.

Select “Mount in the following empty NTFS folder” and click “Browse“.

Select your empty folder inside Storage and click “OK“”. For example: C:\Storage\Disk1

Give your new volume a name and click “Next“.

Click “Finish“.

2. Mount a Non-Empty Hard Drive as a Folder

If your hard drive has data in it, then follow these steps.

Open Run prompt and run this command diskmgmt.msc to open the Disk Management tool.

Right-click on your hard drive that you want to mount and choose “Change Drive Letter and Paths“.

Click the “Add” button.

Click “Browse“.

Navigate to the folder you want to mount your disk on and click “OK“. For example: C:\Storage\Disk2

Select the Drive Letter and click “Remove“”.

This trick is useful especially on rare occasions where you plug in many drives that you ran out of drive letters.

It can also come handy if you don’t want to share every drive individually, you can share the Storage folder that contains all your drives in the form of folders mounted/linked to each hard drive.

You can do the same steps to unmount the folders and remount your drives as letters anytime.

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial feel free to leave a comment.

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