MacBook Pro hard drive name changed itself

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  1. RvMan56, May 22, 2014
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    So today I was looking at photo, emails, reading news and I noticed my hard drive name was changed to i8 so weird how could this happen?
    Also I rebooted with command r to use disk utility which came up but locked up.
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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You probably changed it by accident. It is easy to do.

    Open Finder and in Devices on the left select your Mac. That should give you this screen. Now select the volume you want to change (i8 apparently) and hit the enter key. That will allow you to rename it back to Macintosh HD and enter again.

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    Thanks but no I didn't do it and it has happen before and disk utility won't finish the checks on disk verify. But thanks for the reply.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Weird, did Finder tell you/show you the name had changed?
     
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    I noticed on the dock a terminal window was there, I do not repeat do not have knowledge enough to be fooling around with a term window, reason I noticed the change was my desktop pic of the new Honda Jet pic was replaced by the stock ocean pic. Computer seems okay but disk utility won't finish it's process just stops. Also I installed newer ver of Netgear Genie. As for Finder telling me don't remember seeing anything.Yes I know how to manually change drive names but I didn't and would like to know what cause it so it doesn't happen again, I had to replace one hard drive last year hopefully this one isn't going ka-puts on me.

    Thank again.:apple:
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Well deep breath - unlike windows no software can have installed itself and run without your giving it permission so you need to think back, maybe the Netgear installer did it (extremely odd behaviour for legit software to change the boot drive name), or maybe it was something else you downloaded and ran.

    All you need to do to stay safe on a Mac is practice safe computing habits - especially regarding letting software install and run.

    It isn't likely to be the drive failing, if it was failing to the extent the drive name was corrupted you would have other issues - and not a terminal window open.

    There will likely be a terminal log file you can look at but I'm not familiar enough to point you to it I'm afraid...
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't see how that would happen as a result of a drive beginning to fail. Must be something you installed that did it, although that is an odd thing to change of the software is legit like simonsi mentioned.

    The fact you can't complete a disk verify is troubling. If you try to repair disk form a command-r recovery, what kind of error messages does it show?

    Hopefully you have a backup.
     

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