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Rename HDD drive name displayed in files

asked 2015-08-05 14:10:19 -0500

anishjp gravatar image

Hi guys

I have got 2 other internal HDD connected to my fedora machine. I was wondering if it is possible to rename the "1.0 TB Volume" displayed in the files menu to something else. Have a look at the attached picture

Rename drive name

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answered 2015-08-05 14:12:22 -0500

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In Disks, find the volume: click the device on the left, then the partition of the volume on the right. Then, click the “gears” icon in the toolbar beneath the “bar chart” of volumes, and choose “Mount Options.” Turn off “Automatic Mount Options” and edit the “Display Name.”

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That worked, thanks! I love linux!

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-08-06 14:00:13 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-08-06 19:31:11 -0500

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my 2c

the disk has no label, so it uses the hw characteristics (size) so you can identify it.

This applies to both the internal and the external disks.

You can use gparted to give a label to your disks, or use the appropriate option for the commands that allow you to create a file system (mkfs. *), or directly from WIndows.

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