Rename a drive

Most drives, as well as storage devices connected to your computer, have a friendly name to make them easier to recognize. A computer's primary hard disk is usually referred to as drive C, for instance, but it also has the friendly name Local Disk. Both the drive letter and the friendly name can be changed. For information about changing the drive letter, see Change, add, or remove a drive letter.

To rename a drive

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

  2. Right-click the drive or device you want to rename, and then click Rename. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Type a new name, and then press Enter.


  • Some drives (such as built-in CD/DVD drives) can't be renamed.