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how to change HD name
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Jan 4, 2001, 06:17 PM
This is a dumb question, but how do I change the name of Macintosh HD to something else?
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Jan 4, 2001, 06:21 PM
click on the hard drive's icon and press return. enter the new name and press return again. presto!

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Jan 4, 2001, 06:38 PM
Of course, if the machine isn't letting you use the above suggestion, you might be sharing that hard drive out, which prevents naming. Go to your file sharing control panel and click stop.
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Jan 4, 2001, 07:32 PM
Afte you change your hard drive name you may have to change the preferences in some applications that associate files from a HD name such as Dreamweaver if you have your site indexed to the former drive, hence the new name. It may be a good idea to rebuild your desktop as well by holding down the command (apple) key and the option key at the same time on startup.
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Jan 4, 2001, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys. That's the way I remembered doing it but it wasn't working. But I do have sharing on so that must be why.

Just got 5 new iMacs and wanted to change the names so that it wasn't so confusing having 4 other Macintosh HDs on my desktop .
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