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Windows 7: Where the partition names saved on?

14 May 2012   #1
yxq

Vista and Windows 7
 
 
Where the partition names saved on?

Hello,
Who know the where the partition names info saved on? in Registry or Disk? for example change the name from "Local Disk" to "My Disk", why sometimes the name cannot be changed in Explorer? thank you


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14 May 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Logic would suggest that it is saved on the device because when you carry it to another PC, the name still appears.
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14 May 2012   #3
yxq

Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, i said it's local partitions (HDD).
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14 May 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is stored on the drive itself. Don't try to rename them in Explorer. Go into Disk Management and rename the partitions there.
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14 May 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It is stored on the drive itself. Don't try to rename them in Explorer. Go into Disk Management and rename the partitions there.
Deacon, I would be curious why you advise against Explorer. I always rename my drives in Explorer and never had any problems. Was I just lucky??
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14 May 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In my experience, I've had issues with the names not sticking in Explorer. Yet whenever I rename or label disks in Disk Management, it seems to stick each and every time. The only reason I suggested trying it in Disk Management is because I wondered if this was the same behavior I've come across occasionally.
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14 May 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Deacon, understand.
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14 May 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying my way is best or better. The OP's issue sounds familiar with what I've come across...so maybe their issue mimics mine in solution as well. *shrugs*
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14 May 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying my way is best or better. The OP's issue sounds familiar with what I've come across...so maybe their issue mimics mine in solution as well. *shrugs*
I think I understood what you are saying: Changing the name is safer with Disk Management than with Explorer. That is no problem for me.
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14 May 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello yxq,

This may be able to help some.

Drive - Rename
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