how to rename a hard disk drive

Asked by scott mathews

one of my hard drives, disk 2, formatted for windows, has a name consisting of a dozen digits. I would lile to rename the drive to something simple.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

Hi ,

I think that if you add a label , you will sovle your problem .

Try it.

From Disk Utility choose "Edit Filesystem Label" . In most of the times this will not hurt your data , but is always good to backup your important data before make any changes to the disk.


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The partition will need to be unmounted to label it, you can do this in live CD easily.

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