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Windows 7: rename hard drive with 11 characters - consequences?

10 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
rename hard drive with 11 characters - consequences?


I am suddenly getting a message from my pro tools iLok that I need to have fewer than 11 characters in my drive name in order to avoid corrupting the iLok security; if I do this, changing 'local drive (C:)' to, say, Ldrive(C:), will this mess up any of my program and file assignments?

thanks in advance


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10 Mar 2017   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Not at all. I've been renaming my HDs and my partitions for years, no problems.
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10 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The acceptable naming of drives for iLok and windows may be totally different - I do not know the iLok system so cannot comment on the limits of it's operation, But it may include the original drive name in it's security keys or systems. You will need to check with the iLok support team to be totally sure
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11 Mar 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

thanks guys - I'll check it out.

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