How to rename or label a disk drive
Many users like to change the labels of their disk drives for one reason or another. Whether it's to keep things organized or personal preference, this document shows users how they may change the name of a drive.
These steps only work for physical drives. If a drive was created with the subst command or another software utility, you cannot rename it.
This page explains how to change a drive label. We have a different page that shows users how to change a drive letter.
Microsoft Windows 95 and later
- Press the Windows Key, type My Computer (for Windows 95 through Windows 7) or This PC (for Windows 8 and Windows 10), then press Enter.
- From My Computer or This PC, right-click the drive you want to rename.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, select Properties.
- In the Properties window, under the General tab, type a new name in the Label box (A), click Apply (B), and then click OK (C).
Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, and Windows command line users
- Type the word label.
- Type the drive letter you want to rename.
- Type the new name for the drive.
The example below would change the C: drive to the name "Hope."
label c: Hope