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Windows 7: Unable to Rename my WD External Hard DRive

27 Dec 2015   #1
jo69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unable to Rename my WD External Hard DRive

I am trying to rename my WD Drive However not had much luck

Have tried 3 ways
1.By clicking Computer.
Right-click the drive or device you want to rename, and then click Rename.
Type a new name, and then press ENTER.
It lets me rename it but when I click Apply its gone.

2.Have also right clicked the drive then Properties and tried that way. But apply changes it again.

3.Just tried Disc Management. It has changed there! But still says the old name in computer!


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27 Dec 2015   #2
jo69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just found the solution in your great forums! And its worked.

Cannot Rename Hard Disks
Open disk management under computer management console right click the affected drive and choose "Change drive letter and paths", now choose "Remove" drive letters.
then wait for 30 seconds and click refresh. and then click "Add" to regain the original drive letter. now, check your drives in my computer,, you will be able to rename the affected drives this time...

Next question, how do I change the icon to WD one ?
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27 Dec 2015   #3
jo69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Drat re booted pc and its back to how it was before! That's 4 ways I have tried! Help!
In disc management it shows the new name
But in Windows Explorer there is no change at all.
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27 Dec 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jo,

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may work for you. Since this is an external drive, you might give OPTION TWO a try first.

Drive - Rename
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28 Dec 2015   #5
jo69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

After 2 days of frustration at things not working... thanks to you guys I can now rename my External Drive, Change its Icon and Add it to my Taskbar!

So very pleased
Thanks all.
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28 Dec 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Jo. I'm glad we could help.
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