Can't change drive names

Gil80

Senior Member
#1
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
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.
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#3
'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.


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.
 


#4
Make sure your typing label not lable
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#5
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.


Make sure your typing label not lable
 


pbcopter

Honorable Member
#6
Have you rebooted or logged off and then back on since you have renamed the drives?
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#7
I did. Several times.

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


pbcopter

Honorable Member
#10
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.
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#11
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.
I'm running the RTM build 7600... rebooting didn't do anything
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#13
Is that it? I mean there's nothing else to try?
 


#14
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....
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#15
In safe mode the drives have the names that I assigned to them. But back in normal mode, they don't
 


#16
In safe mode the drives have the names that I assigned to them. But back in normal mode, they don't
Is there an Autorun.inf in the relevant drives?
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#17
What do you mean? What are those and how can I look for them?

Is there an Autorun.inf in the relevant drives?
 


#18
What do you mean? What are those and how can I look for them?
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
 


Gil80

Senior Member
#19
Yes there is Autorun.ini hidden folder in Drive E: and drive D. What should I do with them?
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
 


#20
Delete them or remove open in notepad and remove the "Icon" string.
 


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