Macintosh HD or Macintosh ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pika, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    Is it recommended to keep calling my Startup Disk "Macintosh HD" or is it ok to change it's name to only "Macintosh" ? Will the name change might do effect if i upgrade to snow leopard?

    The reason i want to remove "HD" is because i know it's an HardDrive and in bootcamp, i like to see Macintosh & Windows not Macintosh HD & Windows.
     
  2. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    i was trying to do the same when i used boot camp, and i remember it not working right. if i remember right, either macintosh and windows was always in CAPS, which annoyed me from a aesthetics point of view. but that might be me being a little ocd
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can change it to whatever you want. Mine is Rob's Mac.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    That would be your BootCamp partition when formatted as FAT32 which forces caps. Also a limit to length too- I think it is 11 characters. A BootCamp partition formatted as NTFS does not have those limitations name-wise.
     
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    You can call it what you want as long as you are not using Time Machine which uses the HD Name. TM will start again with the Backups as it sees a new computer.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I have 2 partitions:

    eMac HD
    eMac Games HD

    So you can have it whatever you want, I think.
     
  7. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's called Quetzalcoatl. If that name won't screw it up, nothing will.
     

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