Windows 10: Can't rename external drive

Discus and support Can't rename external drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; [img] Windows 10 v 1904. Want to rename external disk "X". System likes it as "D" in sequence. I can type in (X) but the (D) won't change. Can this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Kupuna, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Kupuna Win User

    Can't rename external drive


    Can't rename external drive [​IMG]


    Windows 10 v 1904. Want to rename external disk "X". System likes it as "D" in sequence. I can type in (X) but the
    (D) won't change. Can this be done?

    :)
     
    Kupuna, Jan 13, 2021
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  2. nate_995 Win User

    unable to rename external hard drive

    I tried what you said, but it still says "you need permission to perform this action". I have access to everything on the drive. It is only the autorun.inf that i no longer have access to and because of that when i rename the drive it shows the new name
    in disk management but it stays the same in my computer. I am using windows 10 pro.
     
    nate_995, Jan 13, 2021
    #2
  3. External Hard Drive "is not accessible"

    Hi Ridhwan,

    Sorry for the delayed response. Let me continue to assist you further.

    The issue here could have been due to fact that the Drive I:\ is encrypted or a flush drive. This forces the computer to not recognize the format and displays the error message. I suggest here to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows Key + letter 'X.'
    • Choose 'Disk Management.'
    • Right click on the External drive and select 'Change Drive letter and Path names.'
    • Rename the drive letter i.e. remove letter I and say you replace it with letter
      J.
    • Restart the computer and check the issue status.

    Hope this helps. Please reply for further queries on this.
     
    Arvind Ram, Jan 13, 2021
    #3
  4. Can't rename external drive

    External drive

    Hi Richard,

    There are several factors that can cause your external drive to not read DVDs even though the system is recognizing the device. This could be caused by a driver that needs to updated or corrupted files. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions
    below:

    • Just to confirm, the device that is not working properly is a external DVD optical drive?
    • Were there any recent changes or updates installed on your computer?
    • Have you tried to plug the external drive to a different port on your computer?

    As a initial recommendation, we suggest that your run the built in troubleshooter in Windows 10. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type “Troubleshooting” in the Search bar and press Enter.
    • Click on “View All” in the top left corner.
    • This will display the list of troubleshooters which are built-in in the computer. You can click on
      Hardware and Devices from the list and you can run the troubleshooter.

    This will check for common errors that affect hardware on your computer and attempts to correct them.

    We look forward to your response after completing the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Jan 13, 2021
    #4
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