How to Change Hard Drive Partition Name in Windows?

Hard Drive Partition Name

In Microsoft Window, whenever you open Windows File Explorer, it comes with hard drive partitions i.e drive C, drive D, etc and name appears like “Local Disk“. User wants to change that name from Local Disk to his/her desire name (music, data, pictures, etc) as data stored on drives. But they stuck because they don’t know the processor of changing hard drive partition name. Do you know how you can change hard drive partition name easily in a Windows computer?

Change Hard Drive Partition Name

This article shows you the two methods to rename hard drive partitions name. It’s pretty easy to change any drive name to anything you wish. Follow the methods given below to change drive name from local disk to choice of yours:

Method 1: Rename with Context Menu

Method 2: Rename Hard Disk by its Properties

Rename with Context Menu

The first method is to modify the name hard drive partition is by doing from “Rename with Context Menu”.

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Alternatively, you can use key combination of “Win + E” to open Windows file explorer. Then, follow the steps given below:

Step 1. By opening Windows explorer, you will see hard drive partitions there. Choose any hard drive partition that you wish to change the name and Right-click on it then, select “Rename” from the given list.

Step 2. Now, explorer will give you an option to type any Name you wish to do for hard drive partition. Type your desired name (mine is New Volume) and press Enter from your keyboard.

change hard drive partition name from properties

Step 3. As a result, an authentication window will be prompted. You need to click Continue on this pop-up “Access Denied” dialog box to provide administrator permission to rename it.

Rename Hard Disk by its Properties

The second and another method to change drive partition name is by doing “Rename from the hard disk properties”. Follow below steps:

Step 1. Choose any hard drive partition which you wish to change the name and Right-click on it and select “Properties”.

change hard drive partition name from properties

Step 2. Go to the under General Tab, enter the new name in the name box and click on Apply and OK.

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