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How to Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10

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Storage Spaces helps protect your data from drive failures and extend storage over time as you add drives to your PC. You can use Storage Spaces to group two or more drives together in a storage pool and then use capacity from that pool to create virtual drives called storage spaces. These storage spaces typically store two copies of your data so if one of your drives fails, you still have an intact copy of your data. If you run low on capacity, just add more drives to the storage pool.

When you create a new storage pool, it is named Storage pool by default. You may want to rename the pool to any name you want. Especially if you created more than one storage pool.

This tutorial will show you how to rename a storage pool for storage spaces in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add drives to the storage pool.


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Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10
To Rename Storage Pool in Storage Spaces Settings

1. Open Settings, click/tap on the System icon, click/tap on Storage on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage Storage Spaces link on the right side. (see screenshot below)
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You can also open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Storage Spaces icon instead.


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2. Click/tap on the Change settings button, click/tap on Yes if prompted by UAC, and click/tap on the Rename pool link for the storage pool you want to change the name of. (see screenshot below)

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3. Type a new name you want for the storage pool (ex: "Storage pool 2"), and click/tap on Rename pool. (see screenshot below)

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4. The storage pool will now be renamed. (see screenshot below)

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Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10
To Rename Storage Pool in PowerShell

1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-StoragePool

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3. Make note of the current friendly name (ex: "Storage pool") of the storage pool you want to rename. (see screenshot above)

4. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
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For more Set-StoragePool command usage options, see: Set-StoragePool - Windows IT Center


Set-StoragePool -FriendlyName "CurrentName" -NewFriendlyName "NewName"

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Substitute CurrentName in the command above with the actual current name (ex: "Storage pool") from step 3 above.

Substitute NewName in the command above with the actual new name (ex: "Storage pool 1") you want for the storage pool.

For example:

Set-StoragePool -FriendlyName "Storage pool" -NewFriendlyName "Storage Pool 1"


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5. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell.


That's it,
Shawn