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By default, your computer’s hard drives use the same name “Local Disk”. They use drive letters such as C, D, E, F, etc. to distinguish between different hard drives. Sometimes you may want to change the name of the hard drive to make identification easier. In this article, we will show you how to rename the hard drive in Windows 10.
Use the Disk Management Console to Rename Drive in Windows 10
If you do not like the drive letter assigned to a drive, or if you have a drive that does not have a drive letter yet, you can change it using Disk Management.
- Make sure that the drive you re-label is not in use and that no files on that drive are open.
- Right-click the “Start” button.
- Click Disk Management to open the Disk Management Console.
- Right-click the volume containing the drive letter you want to change.
- Click Change drive letter and drive path.
- Click the Change button.
- Choose from a list of available drive letters. (Do not use A or B, which were formerly reserved for floppy disk drives and can sometimes confuse older software).
- Click the OK button.
- Click Yes when a pop-up window appears and asks if you really want to do it.
- Close the Disk Management Console.
Rename the disk in its properties.
- Right-click on a hard drive and select Properties from the menu.
- Under General Settings, type the new name in the name field and click OK.
Rename a hard drive at the command prompt
Step 1: Press Win + X, then select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu to open the command prompt as an administrator in Windows 10.
Step 2: Type the command: label : , and press Enter. For example, type Label C: Operating System and press Enter to change the name of the local C drive to ”Operating System”.
What is your preferred method for renaming drives in Windows 10?
As you’ve seen in this manual, there are many ways to rename a drive in Windows 10. Unfortunately, not all of them work for all types of driving. Some methods can be used to rename both network drives and storage drives, while others only work for storage drives. We hope our guide can help you find the solution you need for the type of drive you want to rename. If you have any problems or errors, please feel free to report them in the comments below.
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