Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10  

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10

    How to Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    25 Jan 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10


    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.

    See also:

    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.


    Issue with some Storage Spaces configurations after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 | Microsoft Support

    Workaround and recovery steps for issue with some Parity Storage Spaces after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 | Microsoft Support



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Rename Storage Pool in Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 21296.


    1 Open Settings, click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Storage on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage Storage Spaces link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-rename_storage_pool_in_settings-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on the storage pool you want to rename, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-rename_storage_pool_in_settings-2.png

    4 Click/tap on Rename. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-rename_storage_pool_in_settings-3.png

    5 Type in a new name you want for this storage pool, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-rename_storage_pool_in_settings-4.png

    6 You can now close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Rename Storage Pool in Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Storage Spaces icon.

    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)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-storage_spaces_rename_pool-1.jpg

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

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-storage_spaces_rename_pool-2.jpg

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

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-storage_spaces_rename_pool-3.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Rename Storage Pool in PowerShell


    1 Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the Get-StoragePool command into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-storage_spaces_rename_pool_powershell-1.jpg

    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)

    For more Set-StoragePool command usage options, see: Set-StoragePool | Microsoft Docs


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

    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"

    Rename Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10-storage_spaces_rename_pool_powershell-2.jpg

    5 When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell.


    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Tutorial updated to add option 1.
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