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I've just installed a second external drive, they're both WD My Books. Unfortunately, the new one named itself "My Book", just like the first one. I want to rename the new drive before I start using it to avoid confusion, but I can't figure out how to do that.

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Right click on the drive's icon on the desktop, choose get info, and give it a new name in the name field.
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Thank you, sir!

I kept trying to do just that in the Finder, with no success. Doing it on the Desktop made the difference!

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Glad it worked for you.
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An even quicker way is to just left click on the folder, press return and type the new name.
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