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    Name Of C drive

    My OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit with SP1 and all updates installed.

    I was puzzled that when doing backups with Macrium Reflect the C drive is referred to as <No Name> C, whereas my other drive letters are prefixed "Local Disk". The same applies when I go to Disk Management. How do I change the name of the C drive to Local Disk C?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,Roy

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    I suspect that "No Name" is how Macrium Reflect categorises a local disk partition without a name.

    Why not give your C: drive a meaningful name? For example, I have Dell_C and Dell_D, to be able immediately to identify them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I suspect that "No Name" is how Macrium Reflect categorises a local disk partition without a name.

    Why not give your C: drive a meaningful name? For example, I have Dell_C and Dell_D, to be able immediately to identify them...
    Oops, forgot to tell you how.
    In Start, Click 'Computer' then Right-Click ( C: ) and select 'Rename'.

    Let's see how many other ways we can come up with to rename a drive.
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    Ok Russ here's my contribution.

    Right Click the drive in Explorer and select Properties, type in box.
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    Open a command prompt and type:

    label [driveletter:] [desiredLabel]

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Ok Russ here's my contribution.

    Right Click the drive in Explorer and select Properties, type in box.
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    why does your attachment take up so much space ?????
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    RR,

    Don't know. It's just a window capture using the Snipping Tool in Win 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Let's see how many other ways we can come up with to rename a drive.
    Here's another one, in explorer click the drive icon once to select it then click on the drive name/label to rename in situ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    RR,

    Don't know. It's just a window capture using the Snipping Tool in Win 7.
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    I think the point is to name your drive something very meaniful and distint so when the time comes to restore and partition or upgrade or what ever you WILL choose the correct drive to change. You read lots in forums about someone who "accidentally" chose the wrong drive or partition to load a new OS onto and now wants the old OS back, and oh by the way they don't have a recent image. This is what mine looks like:

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    Very good point Ted M;
    The drive label/name thing is 'almost' necessary because I remember (way back) that my first image restore and at that time --- it was confusing where to restore it to !!

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    With a good, distinct name it's almost impossible to choose the wrong partition unless your half asleep or worse. These names can be seen when you are partitioning or restoring from an Image so it's very easy to choose the correct one. And the naming process is so easy as shown by all my fellow posters above. I've seen people use some really obscure naming and I say to myself What the heck is this, which partition do I choose????
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    I kept it simple: Charlie, Delta, Echo, and Fox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlg118 View Post
    I kept it simple: Charlie, Delta, Echo, and Fox.
    This could be a bit too simple as software that is booted from a CD {many Linux based} may assign different drive letters, especially in dual boot or advanced setups, and if you can't remember which is which you could have a problem.
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    Not a problem for me. Someone else's mileage may vary.

    I originally called one partition "Videos", because that's what I keep there, and the dumb system took it to mean the "Videos" library/personal folder. It showed up in my User folder. What a mess that was to straighten out.
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