View Full Version : Renaming hard drive

08-12-2010, 08:28 AM
I have recently install a 1 terabyte drive and have partitioned it into 4 drives.

How do I rename the drive to something else? Everytime I have tried it has come up with you can't do it due to lack of administrator rights. However, the account is the only account and it is the administrator account setting.

08-12-2010, 08:58 AM
What OS as even if you have an admin account on Windows that's not the real admin account

08-12-2010, 09:18 AM
Disable UAC

08-12-2010, 09:28 AM
UAC is a PITA, can't stand it ... :(

08-12-2010, 12:43 PM
Windows XP Home. Whats UAC?

08-12-2010, 01:24 PM


Does not apply in your case though.

Do you want to rename the drive(s) or give a different letter? Is it the volume label you want to change?

08-12-2010, 01:32 PM
Rename the drive to say PC Files for example. Leave the drive letter alone

08-12-2010, 01:42 PM
Labeling Your Disk Drives
1.Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.

2.Then gently click on the drive you want to name just enough until it becomes highlighted.

3.Note: If you are naming a floppy disk, then you must have your floppy in your disk drive.

4.Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.

5.This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.

6.In the Label: box, type a name for the drive up to 11 characters in length.

7.Note: If the drive already contains a name simply over type a new name in the Label: box.

8.Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Properties Window.

9.Then close the My Computer Window to return back to your Windows session.

08-12-2010, 01:53 PM
2.Then gently click on the drive you want to name just enough until it becomes highlighted.

Gently? What if your mouse only responds to hard / heavy clicks? You're buggered :lol:

08-12-2010, 02:26 PM
Use Wainuis Hammer!! :)

It was pasted from elsewhere BTW.

09-12-2010, 06:24 PM
I have finally got the hard drive renamed. Thanks Snorkbox for your help :thumbs:

09-12-2010, 06:29 PM
No worries.