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Windows 7: Volume name for HDD in Windows 7 Home Premium

26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Version 6.1 Build 7600) 64 bit
Volume name for HDD in Windows 7 Home Premium

I have given descriptive volume names to all HDD that I have (e.g. "WDGT 250GB OS C Drive" is what it would show for C drive in name column in Windows explorer. However, now I observe that the volume name shows up only when I boot into safe mode. If I boot into normal mode, it only shows as "Local Drive (C:)". Also, this phenomenon is restricted only to internal drives. External USB drives are shown correctly.

I suspect this has to do with some Windows 7 setting / registry entry as the names do exist properly and also show up in safe mode. Only in normal mode they show up as blank (when I right click and select Properties on the drive letter) and that too only for internal drives only.

Any help to resolve this issue will be greatly appreciated.

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27 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

Hmmm, it works for me with no problem. My c is called System, d is Applications & Data, and e is Misc & Swap

Are you using an Administrator account?

If you right click on the drive and select Rename, does that stick?
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 Volume name for HDD in Windows 7 Home Premium

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