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    Renaming external drive
    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.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Gary

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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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    Thanks!
    Thank you, sir!

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

    Gary

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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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