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Safely rename ext, hard drive


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#1 redjim

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:59 AM

I have a number of external hard drives that I use between Windows 7 and 10. 

Can I safely rename any of them as Windows often assigns the same drive letter to them.

2 of them are portable the other 3 are desktop.

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 01:31 PM

Changing the name...won't impact drive letter assignment.  Windows doesn't even need a name for a drive to be recognized.

 

See HERE .

 

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:26 AM

Thanks ,

 

Can you tell me if there will be any issues when switching between Windows 7 and 10?



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:40 PM

An external hard...is just a storage container.  unless you have installed system files on it.

 

As a storage drive...any computer should be able to read/access, if the drive works properly.

 

The Windows version accessing such drive is immaterial.

 

I can't tell you anything about Windows 10...questions regarding such should be asked in the Win 10 Support forum.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:29 PM

Ok Thanks.






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