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How do I rename the Windows disc partition?


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After installing Boot Camp 1.3, when I log-on into OS X - there will be two hard discs on the desktop: one is "Macintosh HD" and the other is "Untitled". I've tried and tried to rename the "Untitled" disc to "Windows HD" but the name field is locked. Is there a way to change this?
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After installing Boot Camp 1.3, when I log-on into OS X - there will be two hard discs on the desktop: one is "Macintosh HD" and the other is "Untitled". I've tried and tried to rename the "Untitled" disc to "Windows HD" but the name field is locked. Is there a way to change this?
You can't write to an NTFS drive or partition from Mac OS. However, you can do so from Windows. All you need to do is rename the drive from within Windows itself. It will then appear correctly in OS X.

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Thanks cwa, hadn't really tried to change mine since I usually don't have the internal drive displayed on the desktop, but was wondering where to go.

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You can't write to an NTFS drive or partition from Mac OS. However, you can do so from Windows. All you need to do is rename the drive from within Windows itself. It will then appear correctly in OS X.
Cool, thanks for the tip. I didn't know it was this easy.
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