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Windows 7: You will need to provide administrator permissions to rename drive

03 Mar 2015   #1
DSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
You will need to provide administrator permissions to rename drive

I purchased my computer 11 months ago and had two additional hard drives installed 5 months ago. I had a technician install and format them for me. A couple of days after I brought my computer home. I renamed one of the hard drives successfully. Now 5 months later I am unable to rename the other hard drive due to getting this error "You will need to provide administrator permissions to rename drive". I haven't done anything to change any settings. What would cause this out of the blue?

I have read something about adding my user in the security tab of the properties of the hard drive. Administrator is already listed in the security tab, so that doesn't make sense as I am the administrator with Full rights. In the same dialog box if I click on Advanced and go to the Owner tab. The Owner says SYSTEM. What is the purpose of the Owner being SYSTEM and why?

I checked all the settings on the other hard drive that I renamed 5 months ago and every setting is the same as this hard drive. It seems that something must have caused a change somewhere.

Would a Windows update have changed any of these settings? This isn't making sense when I haven't changed anything on my computer. In fact, I hardly use this computer cause I have a laptop that I use more regularly. Recently I had this computer turned off for at least a month or longer.

I'm looking for an easy way to maybe change a setting that can be changed back the way it was easily after renaming the hard drive.


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03 Mar 2015   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Since your pc was off for so long I would first check to make sure it starts up with the right date and time (your cmos batt might be dead causing security conflicts). Your security has all four of these groups correct?


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03 Mar 2015   #3
DSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes it starts up with the right date and time.

Yes that's exactly what my computer shows.
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03 Mar 2015   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can you post a pic of disk management like in my shot. We need to be able to see the drive's affected bottom portion (the part with colors).


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03 Mar 2015   #5
DSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quick question how and where do I get to that screen in your screenshot (Computer Management)? I've never looked at that before.

Thanks!
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03 Mar 2015   #6
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right click computer then choose manage, when it opens on the left is disk management.
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03 Mar 2015   #7
DSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've attached the screenshot of the disk management.

Drive (E) shows as "Local Disk" when I view the hard drives in My Computer. I see in disk management it is showing as not being named other than the drive letter.

Drive (F) that is named Backup is the drive that I renamed 5 months ago.


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03 Mar 2015   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

From that pick it all looks good, but it looks like you have nothing in the drives is that correct? if you do not have anything in E can you format it and when formatting it label it what you want? Right click it in explorer and choose format (only if you have nothing in it).
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03 Mar 2015   #9
DSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I do have a few files on the drive but it isn't showing as taking up any space. I have no idea how to format the drive. Is it possible to name the drive from within computer management?
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03 Mar 2015   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Copy the info out of the drive to somewhere else then format like so. You can also try to name it buy going to its properties its at the top of the window.


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