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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 7:08:48 PM

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The (only) hard drive in my Windows XP Pro computer (E:)  shows up in My
Computer and in the folders view of Windows Explorer with the name "Local
Disk". I can't find that character string in the registry nor do I see
anywhere in the Computer Manager | Disk Management where this name is
assigned to that drive. Is there any way to change this character string to
another one of my choosing?

TIA
Norm

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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 7:08:49 PM

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That is the Type of disc, and cannot be changed. Its there to prevent confusion between removable media, network shares and etc.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:4G3Ke.575200$cg1.188627@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> The (only) hard drive in my Windows XP Pro computer (E:)  shows up in My
> Computer and in the folders view of Windows Explorer with the name "Local
> Disk". I can't find that character string in the registry nor do I see
> anywhere in the Computer Manager | Disk Management where this name is
> assigned to that drive. Is there any way to change this character string to
> another one of my choosing?
>
> TIA
> Norm
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 7:08:49 PM

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Norm

You can RENAME a drive.. double click MY COMPUTER, then right click on the
HDD icon.. select RENAME..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
news:4G3Ke.575200$cg1.188627@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> The (only) hard drive in my Windows XP Pro computer (E:)  shows up in My
> Computer and in the folders view of Windows Explorer with the name "Local
> Disk". I can't find that character string in the registry nor do I see
> anywhere in the Computer Manager | Disk Management where this name is
> assigned to that drive. Is there any way to change this character string
> to another one of my choosing?
>
> TIA
> Norm
>
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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 3:34:39 AM

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Mike

Fantastic! And so simple. Thanks much. Norm

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:u7CElgPnFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Norm
>
> You can RENAME a drive.. double click MY COMPUTER, then right click on the
> HDD icon.. select RENAME..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:4G3Ke.575200$cg1.188627@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> The (only) hard drive in my Windows XP Pro computer (E:)  shows up in My
>> Computer and in the folders view of Windows Explorer with the name "Local
>> Disk". I can't find that character string in the registry nor do I see
>> anywhere in the Computer Manager | Disk Management where this name is
>> assigned to that drive. Is there any way to change this character string
>> to another one of my choosing?
>>
>> TIA
>> Norm
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 3:34:40 AM

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You're welcome..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
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> Mike
>
> Fantastic! And so simple. Thanks much. Norm
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:u7CElgPnFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Norm
>>
>> You can RENAME a drive.. double click MY COMPUTER, then right click on
>> the HDD icon.. select RENAME..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:4G3Ke.575200$cg1.188627@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> The (only) hard drive in my Windows XP Pro computer (E:)  shows up in My
>>> Computer and in the folders view of Windows Explorer with the name
>>> "Local Disk". I can't find that character string in the registry nor
>>> do I see anywhere in the Computer Manager | Disk Management where this
>>> name is assigned to that drive. Is there any way to change this
>>> character string to another one of my choosing?
>>>
>>> TIA
>>> Norm
>>>
>>
>>
>
!