Windows 10: How do I change the name of my optical drives

Discus and support How do I change the name of my optical drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I can change the drive letters, but I have two optical drives with different capabilities. I would like to differentiate them from one another. Can I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SJMaye, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. SJMaye Win User

    How do I change the name of my optical drives


    I can change the drive letters, but I have two optical drives with different capabilities. I would like to differentiate them from one another. Can I change the text name?

    :)
     
    SJMaye, Apr 28, 2019
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  2. klepp0906 Win User

    Changing the name of your Optical drive possible?


    So ive spent some-odd hours trying to fix this and its not looking good. That in and of itself is perplexing but I figured if its doable, you guys here would know how!

    So I'm aware of the means of which you can change your Drive letters, not an issue. I am even aware of several ways of labeling or "renaming" your drives. All has gone swimmingly until I arrived at my optical drive. FTR its a LG blu ray burner that shows up as "CD-Drive" in windows 10.

    I want to rename the drive as Ive already changed the letter to what I had intended but am now stuck with the marginally inaccurate and personally undesireable label/name. I've tried all methods I can find and worst case they dont work at all, best case they append the name after the drive letter so instead of say CD-Drive (DHow do I change the name of my optical drives :) I end up with CD-Drive (DHow do I change the name of my optical drives :) Optical Drive. The ideal outcome would simply be "Optical Drive (DHow do I change the name of my optical drives :)" for example.

    Anyone able to help? Dont care what it takes!
     
    klepp0906, Apr 28, 2019
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  3. Ernie San Win User
    Optical Drive missing

    Hello,

    To find Optical Drive, we recommend checking it on Device Manager. Here are the steps below:

    • Press Windows key.
    • Type and click Device Manager in Cortana search box.
    • Click View.
    • Select Show hidden devices.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Ernie San, Apr 28, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    How do I change the name of my optical drives

    Optical Drive

    Hi ERNESTSMITHVM,

    Boot into BIOS/UEFI and check that the Optical drive is listed there, if it is not then the Acer Tech has somehow not connected that drive correctly . . .

    Otherwise, in Windows , open Device Manager - is hat drive listed at the top of the Hardware list?
     
    DaveM121, Apr 28, 2019
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