Hard drive cannot be renamed

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by robinhood626, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. robinhood626 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    #1
    my macbook's hard drive gave up on me recently. I had my sister bring it to an authorised service centre and had the hard drive replaced.

    I have my macbook back but the hard drive was named after my sister. I'm trying to rename it by selecting the hard drive's name then press enter/return but it's not working. I tried renaming other folders that way and it works.

    I also tried going to the Get Info, expand the Name section, but the hard drive's name is grey and i cannot rename.

    Is there other ways i can rename my hard drive?

    I hope someone here could help me. Thank you in advance! :)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    #2
    Im pretty sure the only way to rename is to re-format it. (erase it).
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #3
    That is not the hard drive, that is your home folder (which is located in Macintosh HD (standard name of storage drive in Macs) / Users / YOU (the name you want to change)).

    Either create a new user account with new short name or get risky and do this.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios


    ----------

    Nope. One does not need to format a storage drive in order to rename it, even with the OS on it.
     
  4. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    #4
    AH do you not, is that a PC thing?

    I hadnt even noticed it was the home folder and not the hard drive :rolleyes:
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #5
    If you mean "Windows" with "PC", then no. I was able to rename several C:/ drives with Windows 2000 and onwards without reinstalling the OS.
     
  6. robinhood626 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    #6
    I did the procedure on your link. It worked! Thank you very much! :)
     
  7. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    #7
    Bearing in mind I havent used a PC since 2004 ;)
     

Share This Page