Can't change drive names

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  1. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    Hi there.
    I have 2 physical HDs and one of them is devided into two drives, so basically I have 3 drives:

    C: D: and E;

    I want to assign names to each of them and I could only do so to drive C:, but I seem to ran into this message that I need an admisitrative ability while I'm the administrator of this computer.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks,

    Gil.
     
  2. Osiris

    Osiris New Member

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    Type cmd.exe in the windows search box in the start menu

    Right click on cmd.exe and select Run with Administrative Privileges

    In the command prompt type
    label c:
    or whatever drive letter you want to change the label for, repeat.
     
  3. Gil80

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    'lable' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    This is what I get when I try the lable command.

    Please advise.


     
  4. Osiris

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    Make sure your typing label not lable
     
  5. Gil80

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    I have done so, and I see that the lable is as I wanted to be, also when I check uner right click - computer and then manage - I see the name that I want but when I double click on Computer I see Local Disk (D:) instead of the name I gave it.


     
  6. pbcopter

    pbcopter Honorable Member

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    Have you rebooted or logged off and then back on since you have renamed the drives?
     
  7. Gil80

    Gil80 Senior Member

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    I did. Several times.

     
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    I saw this once in Windows 7 RC but rebooting resolved it. I am running a number of machines with Windows 7 RTM (x86 and x64) and have not seen this again.
     
  11. Gil80

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    I'm running the RTM build 7600... rebooting didn't do anything
     
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    Is that it? I mean there's nothing else to try?
     
  14. Osiris

    Osiris New Member

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    Well, you can select the drive in explorer, press F2 (rename) and rename it to what it is in DM. I have spent like 3 hours yesterday trying to figure it out for another user to no avail so unless someone wiser than I can figure it out....
     
  15. Gil80

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    In safe mode the drives have the names that I assigned to them. But back in normal mode, they don't
     
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    Is there an Autorun.inf in the relevant drives?
     
  17. Gil80

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    What do you mean? What are those and how can I look for them?

     
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    fjk61011 New Member

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    You'll have to enable show hidden and system files in Control Panel: Appearence and personalization: Folder Options.

    Autorun.inf files are usually on CD and DVD to play automatically.

    Why there on my hard drives I don't know
     
  19. Gil80

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    Yes there is Autorun.ini hidden folder in Drive E: and drive D. What should I do with them?
     
  20. Osiris

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    Delete them or remove open in notepad and remove the "Icon" string.
     

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