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Solved Can I change the Display name of a drive (NOT Drive Letter)

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  1. matokuwapi

    matokuwapi Thread Starter

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    I recently build a new desktop (my first build) I have a few hard drives on it. Some old, some new. I've cleaned off one old hard drive and reformatted it. I am currently cleaning up the rest and reorganizing them. I want to know if I can change the drive display name: example:
    Games Music Stuff (G: ) ; without causing issues with files etc. I do not want to change the drive letter. That much I know.

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  2. lunarlander

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    Just right click on the drive and choose Rename.
     
  3. matokuwapi

    matokuwapi Thread Starter

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    I know how to do it. I just wanted to know if it would break anything (file location).
     
  4. lunarlander

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    It shouldn't, as most programs rely on the drive letter. If it does break anything, rename it back to the original
     
  5. matokuwapi

    matokuwapi Thread Starter

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    Great! Thank you! That's what I was hoping!
     
  6. cornemuse

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    Use autorun.inf, you can even assign an icon (*.ico++) of choice displayed in 'my computer'. (use 'icon' entry)

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/shell/autorun-cmds

    Use 'label' to force 'your chosen name' always.

    [you can use autorun.inf on sd/micro sd etc mem cards, thumb drives, usb hdds/ssds, sata, even old IDE hdds! put it & image/ico in root of [<-whichever memory]

    -c-
     
  7. flavallee

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    My input has nothing to do with your storage drive renaming, but has to do with the last line of your log in post #1.

    Windows 10 can have issues with using a third-party antivirus app, and your computer appears to have 2 of them installed.

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