5 ways to change the name of a hard drive

If you use a hard disk in Windows 11 or Windows 10, this hard disk is called “Local disk” by default. If you use a USB device, the default name is “USB Disk”.

In Windows, we actually also use our own name for a hard disk. This makes it clear what happened to the disc. So you can display a disk on which many films are stored, labeled as “Films” instead of “Local disk”.

A hard disk formatted in the Windows standard “NTFS” may als naam of volume label bevatten 32 teknes, dit is inclusiv spaces. Any other disk formatted as FAT32 may have a maximum of 11 characters including spaces. De naam van een schijf wordt ook wel omschreven als een label.

5 ways to change the name of the label of a hard disk

Changing the name of the hard disk via Windows verkenner

If you want to change the name of a disk in Windows, we can simply do it Windows does not recognize the usage The Windows verkenner offers via “This PC” also direct insight into welke locale, USB of network disks are all active.

Open them Windows does not recognize. Click on “This PC” on the left. Click with the right mouse button on the drive you want to change the name of, or press F2. In the menu, then click on “Name change”. You can now change the name of this disk.

Changing the disk name via the windows verkenner

Changing the name of the hard disk via Eigenschappen

In the properties of a disk, you can view various settings. So you can also change the name of this disk.

Click with the right mouse button on the disk via the Windows explorer. In the menu click properties.

Change name via properties

Change the name of the hard disk via settings

In Windows 11, you can change the label of the disk via the system and then in the search settings.

Click with the right mouse button Start menu. In the menu click on settings. In the settings, click on the links next to the system and then to the search.

In the search settings you clicked first on advanced search settings and then on disks and volumes.

Discs en volumes

Then click on the NTFS or FAT32 volume from which you want to change the label. Click on the properties and then change the label.

Change label

Changing the name of the hard disk via Schijfbeheer

Disk Management is the tool in Windows to manage disks. Zo kunt u is one schijfletter mee toewijzena volume size change the formatter. By opening the properties of the disk, you can change the name of the disk.

Open Disk Management. Click with the right mouse button on the disk you want to rename. In the menu click properties.

Now you can enter a new label – name – in the label for this disc.

Name change van schijf via schijfbeheer

Changing the name of the hard disk via Command prompt of PowerShell

In Windows, all sorts of tools are available. Most have a “GUI” interface. Als u geen toegang heeft tot Windows or u graag werkt via Opdrachtprompt or Terminal, dan kunt u het volume label van een schijf ook austendenen.

Open Command Prompt of Terminal as administrator. If you want to modify a name or modify a volume, enter the following command:

label <schijfletter>: nieuwe-naam

verdebt u door de schijfletter van het volume waaran u de naam wilt mutijden. Nieuwe-Naam is the new name for the volume.

You see in the example below that the new name of the volume is directly visible via the Windows verkenner.

Changing the name of the disk via the command prompt of the terminal

I hope you have been informed with this. Thank you for reading!