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    How do I find the volume label on a new seagate external hard drive?

    Its fat32 and I already have it half filled before I found out that it wont take a file larger than 4gb. I am going to convert to ntfs but have no idea where to find the volume label of the drive (as the convert command asks)

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    Well, there's two ways to tell. In My Computer, right click the drive and select Properties. In the General tab, the volume label is the name in the top box. Or you can go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management and in the top pane it will list the drives by Volume.
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    AFAIK you shouldnt need to put in a volume label. The volume label is just a name you give to the drive.

    i.e. if you go to my computer and look at your drives you'll probably have something like (C:). A volume lable would be like "Label (C:)". So, if it requires you put one in to name the new drive, just put in whatever you want, if it wants the original label, look in my computer and put in whatever it says in the "Label" part.
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    Ok, much thanks, it is converting now. I did not give the drive a volume label, seagate did that for me. It was SEA_DISC and would not convert unless I typed that in.

    Again, thanks!

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    on w98, went to disk properties, general tab, label in top box, delated label, typed in new label, went to fdisk, printed in new label in volume label, and the partion was deleted

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    Hi, and firstly, WELCOME TO TECHIMO...

    The thread is getting on for two years old, and the OP was requesting info about converting from FAT32 to NTFS - rather than re-formatting the drive... The way you gave is also mentioned in the second post...

    If you re-format a drive you can indeed give it any name you feel like, so long as it doesn't have some specific characters in like back-slash ( \ ) or forward-slash ( / ) for example......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
    Well, there's two ways to tell. In My Computer, right click the drive and select Properties. In the General tab, the volume label is the name in the top box. Or you can go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management and in the top pane it will list the drives by Volume.
    My computer keeps telling me I am entering the wrong volume. I typed FreeAgent (F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butkus76 View Post
    My computer keeps telling me I am entering the wrong volume. I typed FreeAgent (F.
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    If you open "My Computer" you should see the drive listed with a 'name' in addition to the drive letter.....this 'name' is what you need to enter into the "volume name" field....

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    If there is no name next to the drive letter the volume label/ name is blank and you don't enter anything.
    You can right click it, and rename it anything you want.
    2 slow left clicks on the drive letter or volume name, will also let you rename it.

    The drive letter is not part of the volume label/name.

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    hello,
    Thanks all for the helping
    I did the same as you said and it have been converted but it's still when I chick the file system it's the same FAT32 ?

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    volume label

    I am assuming you are already in "command prompt".
    Make sure you are on the right drive Example C:
    When it asks you for a volume label type in vol after C: ( C: vol )
    The volume label and serial no. will show. Example C:\> vol
    volume in C is HP_PAVILION
    volume serial number is XXXX-XXXX
    HP_PAVILION is the label in this example
    Hope this is of help
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    volume lable

    How do I find the volume label on a new seagate external hard drive?

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