Renaming External Drive in ML?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Texas_Toast, May 17, 2019.

  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #1
    Is there a way to rename and external hard-drive in Disk Utilities *without* having to re-format the entire drive?

    I use CCC to backup my Mac, and I like to have the external drive labeled with the current backup date (e.g. MB_backup_2019-05-17), so it keeps changing.

    I am using FileVault.

    And I am currently running Mountain Lion - yeah, I know! - on this older Mac.

    Thanks.
     
  2. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    #2
    You can't change the name doing a get info in the finder and changing the name there? Don't know if FileVault would restrict this ....
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    #3
    As HDFan says, just change the name in Finder.
     
  4. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #4
    I booted my mac from my internal HDD, and then plugegd in my external backup drive, and went into Finder, and sure enough, I was able to right-click on the external drive and rename it there.

    Who wouldathunk?!

    On my Retina, when I want to do that, I always go into Disk Utility and do a similar action there. But apparently you cannot rename a drive in Mountain Lion's Disk Utility app like you can in Sierra.

    Either way, that solves my problem, so thanks!! :apple::apple::apple:
     

Share This Page

3 May 17, 2019