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I would like to rename an external drive (USB).

How can I rename an external drive?

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Avinash Raj, BuZZ-dEE, falconer, Florian Diesch Jan 26 '14 at 15:55

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Among many other options, you can start application Disk Utility and select the disk/device to rename. Unmount the partition if needed. You can then find an option for assigning new label to the disk - the Edit a Filesystem Label, click that to rename the device.



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No need to unmount the partition for changing labels. – Takkat Jan 25 '14 at 13:53
@Takkat, for FAT, NTFS filesystems I have to.. and yes for ext* you don't have to.. – precise Jan 25 '14 at 14:32

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