Partition Names

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xavq, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Xavq macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2009
    Hello, this is mainly an aesthetics thing so it isn't too important, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I recently created a Windows partition, and while I am in OSX the partition shows up on my desktop as a drive called "Untitled". It cannot be renamed and it persists on the Desktop even when I uncheck "show hard disks on desktop" in the Finder settings (which I usually leave unchecked).

    I was just wondering if there was a way I could rename it something like "Windows HD" to contrast with Macintosh HD and if I can hide it from the Desktop like I do with the Mac partition.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    The drive is NTFS, so that's why you can't change it in OS X.

    You can change it from Windows.

    Right-click on it, choose Properties and then type whatever name you like.

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