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Renaming External HD

Discussion in 'Equipment & Services Talk' started by irenefrie, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. irenefrie

    irenefrie New Member

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    Hello, I'm brand new to LR3 and finding it a different concept for me. Anyway, I bought two 1TR Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drives and they show up as "FreeAgent GoFlex Drive". I would like to rename them, maybe EHD1 and EHD2 so that my file names don't get too long. I intend to keep my photos on one EHD and back on the other one.

    I have loaded LR3 on my old laptop using Vista 32-bit and also loaded onto my desktop using Windows7 64-bit. I'm just playing around right now and will finally have one LR3 catalog on my desktop with Windows7.

    I would really like to change the EHD names before moving all my photos onto one of the drives.

    I appreciate any help you can give me.

    Thank you.
    Irene
     
  2. Jim Wilde

    Jim Wilde Lightroom Guru Staff Member Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Hi Irene, welcome to the forum.

    Renaming a drive is fairly simple....just start Explorer, then right-click on the drive you want to rename and choose Rename from the context menu. The drive name will be changed to a text box with the existing name highlighted, simply type the new name and hit enter. It's as easy as that.
     
  3. irenefrie

    irenefrie New Member

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    Wow!!! Thanks for the quick response.
    Irene
     

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