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How To Assign A Volume Label To All Your Physical Disk Drives

Windows allows us to label our disk drives with whatever name we may choose up to 11 characters in length. This cam be very useful if you have a lot of mapped network drives as you can provide individual names for each drive. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to label your physical disk drives.

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Labeling Your Disk Drives

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then gently click on the drive you want to name just enough until it becomes highlighted.
  3. Note: If you are naming a floppy disk, then you must have your floppy in your disk drive.
  4. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  5. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.
  6. In the Label: box, type a name for the drive up to 11 characters in length.
  7. Note: If the drive already contains a name simply over type a new name in the Label: box.
  8. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Properties Window.
  9. Then close the My Computer Window to return back to your Windows session.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.

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