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Windows 7: Drives cannot be renamed

14 Dec 2014   #1
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 
Drives cannot be renamed

Hi there,
I am trying to change my Drives names, either with the option one in this thread:
Drive - Rename

....and going to properties in disk management..

It does not work,..

What would be happening?


Thanks a lot


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14 Dec 2014   #2
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

hello ,so what error message do you get if you go to windows explorer and right click on the drive name and choose rename and type in the new name
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14 Dec 2014   #3
samcnet

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Tutorial shows two methods to rename driver, which one are you using? Right click rename or autorun.inf?
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14 Dec 2014   #4
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

no message, it just will no change..

I am using method 1
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14 Dec 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of disk management and list the disk # drives you`d like to change.
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14 Dec 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This tutorial by Golden should help.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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14 Dec 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I just right-click a drive and choose either Rename or Properties and type a new name. As I try to recall the DOS days of the '80s and '90s one is limited to either 11 or 13 characters and some characters are prohibited.
Error Message: Filename is Invalid or Cannot Contain Any of the Following Characters
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