Changing Google Drive for Desktop Drive Letter on Windows


Google Drive for desktop (formerly Google Drive File Stream)


How to change the "Google Drive for desktop" drive letter on Windows. 


Google's default drive letter for Google Drive for desktop is "G:". For some individuals/units, this can interfere with existing G: drives on their machines. Google makes it easy to change this letter to another one that doesn't interfere with their existing drives.

  1. Click the carrot up arrow (^) from your taskbar to show hidden icons, then select the Google Drive for desktop icon (Google Drive logo)
  2. Click the gear icon in the dialog box and select Preferences...
  3. Click Default drive letter and select the letter to which you would like to reassign the drive. Click OK

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