Windows 10: Outdated Information

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  1.    05 Jan 2017 #1

    Outdated Information

    In the main File Explorer window that contains the physical hardware that the computer consists of: This PC
    There is outdated information. Notice the title of the first section: Hard Disk Drives

    As a matter of fact, one of those drives is not a Disk Drive; it is a Solid State Drive.

    How can I rename the titles of those two sections: Hard Disk Drives & Devices with Removable Storage? What's the Registry location or .dll file that contains this info? Unless there's a 3rd party app that can help me easily rename the title sections?


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  2.    05 Jan 2017 #2

    These headings cannot be renamed . In the computer community as well as Microsoft an SSD's is not separated under the banner Hard Disk Drives. Mechanical drives and SSD's are still storage drives. The C: drive is clearly labeled SSD.
    What other drives do you have that are no longer in your computer that are showing here?
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  3.    05 Jan 2017 #3

    Yea I named that drive as "The Local Solid State Drive" because it looks good that way. Everything connected to the computer shows there correctly. But just the title for the first section looks kinda strange as of for today's hardware.

    I just like things stated as perfect & as simple as possible. I mean one suggested and preferred name for that first section instead of:

    Hard Disk Drives

    would just simply be:

    Hard Drives

    (without the word "Disk")

    "Hard Drives" would cover both HDDs & SSDs
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  4.    05 Jan 2017 #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    "Hard Drives" would cover both HDDs & SSDs
    Ummm..... which letter in SSD stands for "Hard"? The word "hard" in hard disk drive is describing the disk platter itself, not the drive. That's why there were floppy disk drives - because the discs in the floppy discs were - well floppy and not hard. Although the 3 1/2" floppy discs were in hard cases compared to the true 8 inch and 5 1/4 inch floppy discs which were in floppy cases as well as the disc being floppy.
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  5.    05 Jan 2017 #5

    lol, okay thanks for the correction? But you still understand my point. I guess a valid title would be:

    Hard Disk and Solid State Drives
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  6. Posts : 3,717
    Mac OS Sierra
       05 Jan 2017 #6

    pepanee said: View Post
    lol, okay thanks for the correction? But you still understand my point. I guess a valid title would be:
    Hard Disk and Solid State Drives
    Tomatoes, tomatos. Any storage drive plugged into the SATA or eSATA port is in fact called a "Hard Drive", which comes from the very first days when they were created.
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  7.    05 Jan 2017 #7

    ...... ? ......hence, outdated.
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  8.    05 Jan 2017 #8

    LOL, I apologize if I'm being unclear or very complicated to describe something very simple.

    I want to rename that first title to something other than "Hard Disk Drives"
    If someone has any advanced suggestion that can modify some operating system file that can do that, or if someone knows some 3rd party app that can do that for me, that would be awesome.
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  9. Posts : 12,123
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Jan 2017 #9

    pepanee said: View Post
    Yea I named that drive as "The Local Solid State Drive" because it looks good that way.
    Every now and then I read something that makes me wonder if the main purpose of a PC is to be a showpiece. "Look, I have a Solid State Drive! Do not mix it with a hard disk drive. It's special."

    How about naming your non-removable storage devices descriptive? Names that tell for what purpose that disk is there. For all purposes, your system does not care if the non-removable disk is an HDD or an SSD, therefore they are presented in same group. For Windows they are both storage devices under same category, doing the same job, existing for the same purpose. That group's name is of course very unimportant.

    For me it's enough to see all storage and other devices under Devices and drives.

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  10.    06 Jan 2017 #10

    I like it simple:

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    Although I use Total Commander 99% of time.
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