If you want to mount drive as folder in Windows 11, here is how you can do that. By default, drives get mounted with letters (also known as Drive letter). However, you can mouse a drive as a folder rather than a letter in Windows 11 with the help of this guide.
How to mount a Drive as Folder rather than Letter
To mount a drive as a folder rather than a letter using Windows Settings in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Create a folder on your computer.
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to System > Storage> Advanced storage settings.
- Click on the Disk & volumes option.
- Select a drive you want to mount as folder.
- Click the Properties button.
- Click the Add button.
- Select the path of the folder.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s check out these steps in detail to know more.
First, you need to create a folder that you want to use to open the desired drive. Then, press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
Following that, you need to navigate to System > Storage > Advanced storage settings. Here you can find an option called Disk & volumes. You need to click on this option. After that, select the drive and click the Properties button.
Then, head to the Paths section and click on the Add button.
Next, click the Browse button and select the folder you created earlier.
Once done, click the OK button. Following that, you can double-click on that folder to open the drive.
If you want to unmount the drive, you need to open the same path in the Windows Settings and open the same drive’s Properties. Then, head to the Paths section and click the Remove button.
How to mount unallocated drive as folder in Windows 11
To mount an unallocated drive as a folder using Disk Management in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Search for disk management in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Go to the Disk Management section.
- Right-click on the unallocated partition.
- Select the New Simple Volume option.
- Select the Mount in the following empty NTFS folder option.
- Click the Browse button and select the folder.
- Click the Next button.
- Set policies to format the partition and click the Next
To learn more about these steps mentioned above, continue reading.
Note: Make sure you have already created a folder before following these steps. If you haven’t done it yet, it is recommended to create a folder and name it accordingly.
To get started, you need to open the Disk Management panel. For that, search for disk management in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result. Then, switch to the Disk Management section on the left-hand side.
Next, find the unallocated partition, right-click on it, and select the New Simple Volume option.
Then, you must select the Mount in the following empty NTFS folder option and click the Browse button.
Next, select the folder you want to mount to the drive. Once done, click the Next button. Following that, you can set some policies to format the partition and click the Next button to finish it.
Finally, you can double-click on the predefined folder and open the selected drive.
In case you want to unmount the drive as a folder, you need to format it. For that, open the same Disk Management panel and right-click on the partition or drive. Finally, select the Format Volume option and confirm it.
How do I mount a drive to a folder?
There are two ways to mount a drive to a folder on Windows 11/10 PC. You can use Windows Settings panel as well as Disk Management to get the job done. If you use Windows 10, you can opt for the Disk Management method. However, if you use Windows 11, you can use either method, as mentioned above in the article.
How do I mount a drive in Windows 11?
To mount a drive in Windows 11, you can take the help of Disk Management. It is available in Windows 11, Windows 10, and almost all the other older versions. However, you must have some free space on your hard disk to create the partition or drive – no matter whether you use Windows 11 or any other version.