Can you safely rename "Macintosh HD"?

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  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently you can, but I'm skeptic… doing a fresh install today, and since I use an SSD, I thought the name "Macintosh HD" would not be very fitting. Maybe "Macintosh SSD" would be better. I also have a normal hard drive in my Mac Pro bay, so that will be renamed in "Macintosh HDD" so I don't confuse them.

    What's the best way of doing it? People say that renaming it in the info window or on the desktop is alright, is it true that I don't need to use Disk Utility or some app of some sort?
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    You can.
    You don't need any or a third party application for renaming, just do it in Finder, for instance.
     
  3. chrispyfur macrumors newbie

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    Been doing this first thing I do for 15 years. It's fine.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Not a problem at all. Just select it in Finder then hit the return key and the field will go onto edit mode where you can name it whatever you want.

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  5. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. keekl macrumors regular

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    Same here, not only renamed it but changed to icon:cool:
     
  7. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    I also name the computer the same as my hard drive. I usually name the computer for what it is, like MacBook Pro and then name the hard drive "MacBook Pro HD". When I file share from one computer to the next I can easily tell which hard drive belongs to which computer after I mount the file share hard drive.
     

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