Windows 10: Samsung External Hard Drive

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  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1

    Samsung External Hard Drive


    Hi Mates!

    I'm trying to change the name of my External Hard Drive as it appears as Local Disk G on my laptop. However, upon trying multiple times it keeps on coming back as Local Disk G. Please help.


    Thanks and have a nice day!!!
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  2. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       07 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi looking at your picture you cant rename it as C, D, E, F are already connected and in use
    I have an external drive I sometimes connect and use and when I do it comes up as E, or F depending what I have connected at the time.
    If you wanted to give it a higher letter you would have to disconnect one of the other drives put that one in then reconnect and see if that works
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  3.    07 Feb 2016 #3

    The letter you cannot change but the name you should be able to change - with admin rights. Highlight the disk in the page you showed above, then right click on it and "Rename".
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4

    Hi mates!

    The Local Disk G is my Samsung External Hard in which I'm trying to rename using my nickname. however, it won't work and keep on returning to Local Disk G...
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  5. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       07 Feb 2016 #5

    Have you tried with Admin Rights as other poster has put
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  6.    07 Feb 2016 #6

    Another one who does not read what's posted.
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  7.    07 Feb 2016 #7

    tried doing that too....
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       07 Feb 2016 #8

    ems said: View Post
    tried doing that too....
    I have also the only one I can rename is my main C drive
    The rest stay the same
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  9. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       07 Feb 2016 #9

    Try through Disk Management, but don't change the letter, it may corrupt file paths already created.
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  10.    07 Feb 2016 #10

    That ought to work in Computer also. I just changed one partition from 'Test' to 'Test1' without problems.



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