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Windows 7: C: Drive renamed, cant rename it to anything else.

15 Sep 2011   #1
Lunatist

windows 7
 
 
C: Drive renamed, cant rename it to anything else.

I recently had a virus on my computer and decided to just reinstall the OS from top as I didnt have anything vitally important anymore. My C: drive was renamed to "Alcatel PC Suite" which is the name of the software I have for my cell phone.

When I right click to rename it, I can type a new name in, I can click ok, it asks for permission and I can also click ok. Im an admin and the only user for the newly installed OS. After I give it permission, it still says the old name in My Computer.

However when I go to properties of my C: drive, under the general tab, it has the new name listed.

Help?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It may not solve the problem, but it's worth a try.
Take Ownership Shortcut
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16 Sep 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums Lunatist. While in the C\: properties retype another name/Apply/OK, close eveything. Repeat and type the name you want instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #4
Lunatist

windows 7
 
 

Apparently its not worth a try according to this gigantic warning: WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: (Windows 7) drive!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This may help.
Drive - Rename
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