Windows 10: Renaming a drive

Discus and support Renaming a drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi. Still learning Win 10 ways! I have installed a WD My Book backup drive, and Win 10 gave it the designation of my "G" drive. How do I change from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by oldblue, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. oldblue Win User

    Renaming a drive


    Hi. Still learning Win 10 ways! I have installed a WD My Book backup drive, and Win 10 gave it the designation of my "G" drive. How do I change from "G" to a different unused letter?

    Thanks for your help.

    :)
     
    oldblue, Nov 2, 2015
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  2. mlg63 Win User

    Filename change

    Don't rename or make any changes to files or folders unless they are on your hard drive with Office tools available. Rename files or edit them on the hard drive and copy the renamed files to removable media but make a new folder on the flash drive first
    instead of renaming the folder on the hard drive and just copy the files to it. Office files are more complicated with hidden backups so you can't manipulate them on a flash drive.
     
    mlg63, Nov 2, 2015
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  3. Gowisha Win User
    Duplicated drive letter in File Explorer

    No, that is not what I wrote. I wrote:

    " I click on Rename for drive G, but all it shows in the Window is Drive G: without the (GRenaming a drive :) after it." To clarify that slightly, that is what shows in the Rename box. It does not show Drive G: (GRenaming a drive :)
    in the rename box.
     
    Gowisha, Nov 2, 2015
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  4. davexnet Win User

    Renaming a drive

    Open computer management/disk management. Right click the drive/partition and see if you can change it.
     
    davexnet, Nov 2, 2015
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  5. acmanten Win User
    That should work and let you change it....

    I just changed one of mine about one week ago doing the same thing... I changed it from S: to T:
     
    acmanten, Apr 5, 2018
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