Change the Drive Letter for Google Drive on Windows 11

While Microsoft Windows 11 comes with Microsoft OneDrive pre-installed and integrated into the File Explorer, many users choose to stick with Google Drive.

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are both cloud storage services that allow users to store files. But if you already have a Google account, it makes sense to use Google Drive than any other cloud service. In addition, the Google Drive app offers so many different features. It provides storage space where users can store files such as documents, photos, videos, and more. It integrates seamlessly with other Google services like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and even Google Mail.

If you have installed Google Drive on your Windows 11 PC, then you can choose a drive letter to access the cloud storage on the Google Drive. Then we can access the cloud storage by double-clicking on this drive as if we are accessing any other drive.

Here is how we can change the drive letter for Google Drive desktop application on Windows 11:

  1. Launch Google Drive if it is not running. When it is running, right-click on its icon in the notification area. In the popup window, click on the settings (it looks like a gear ) icon and choose Preferences.Change Google Drive Letter on Windows 11
  2. This will open Google Drive preferences window. In this window, click on the settings icon which can be found in the top-right corner of the window.Change Google Drive Letter on Windows 11
  3. In the Google Drive settings, select Google Drive streaming location option as Drive. Now you can change the drive letter by clicking on the drop-down list. Any available drive letter can be used.Change Google Drive Letter on Windows 11
  4. Finally click on the Done button to save the settings.

The choice between Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive depends entirely on the personal preferences of the Windows users. Some users decide in favor of the features while others put more emphasis on the available cloud storage size.