HD is missing name

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zeeinnm, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Zeeinnm macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2007
    My cats have been sitting on my keyboard. Now my HD icon on the top right shows no name. I also had a problem with the name on my back-up, external drive. I'll worry about that on later.
    My Imac is working fine but I am a little concerned.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You can change it to have a name by right clicking on the HDD icon on the Desktop and selecting GET INFO and change it there under the Name section to whatever you want.
    I don't know what you mean with the external back up HDD though.

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  3. Zeeinnm thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2007
    What should the name of my HD be?

    On the external, used only for Time Machine, when I went to try Time Machine, it froze my system so I had to disconnect it. I figure I will have to reformat that one.
  4. Zeeinnm thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Opps, it looks like I need to know what extension it should have too. That may be where I went wrong trying to correct the name on the external.
  5. RuggedPro macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nuke the cats from space. It's the only way to be sure... :D
  6. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    The name on your internal HDD is normally "Macintosh HD" - don't know about the extension, the checkbox is greyed for me.

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