Thread: Changing Partition Labels
October 3rd, 2003, 06:39 PM #1
Changing Partition Labels
I have a partition on my hardrive that I accidentally cloned. It was cloned from my partition that holds windows and that I had named windows when I first set it up. Now I would like to change the name of the cloned partition to what it used to be but every time I attempt to relabel it it tells me that I do not have sufficient rights to perform the operation. Anybody know a way around this problem? It was cloned using Ghost 2003. Thanks in advance for your help.
October 4th, 2003, 02:56 PM #2
Are you sure your logged in as "administer" or a user that has "administrative rights" when you try to change the partition name. All you should have to do is right click on the drive and go to properties then type in a label.
October 4th, 2003, 03:18 PM #3
I dont think thats the name of the actual partition tho, just what windows will display the name as
October 4th, 2003, 09:04 PM #4
Yeah I am logged in as administrator, when I right click and go to properties to change the label it says You do not have sufficient rights to perform this operation. I am the only user of this computer and my account is the administrator. Any other ideas?
October 5th, 2003, 01:04 AM #5
Which OS? XP or Win2k?
I must admit I'm stumped a bit on this one. Are you logged in as the "actual" administrator that windows creates during the install (or) is it a user that you created that has administrative priviledges? If it is the latter try logging off and logging back in as "administrator". Try any password you think you might have created during the install including no password
There is another way to get into the properties section of the drive which is to right click my computer -> manage, and under "storage" there should be a "disk management" section. from there you can right click the drive that you want to change and go to properties. It's basically just like what you tried before just going at it a different way. I would guess your going to get the same message, though I'd try it as well.
I'm not sure where to tell you to go from here. I've never come across a machine where you couldn't change the label.
Maybe someone else has some other ideas.
Keep us posted,
October 6th, 2003, 12:18 AM #6
Thanks for the reply's thus far. I am running windows XP Pro. Just tried the way delta suggested, didn't work. I am logged in as the administrator. It is the only account on this computer.
November 2nd, 2003, 09:45 AM #7
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Hey, I'm having the same trouble... but even simpler, i didn't clone anything. I just created a couple NTFS partitions in the remaining hard disk space, and now i can't rename one of them. As in links case, I'm the only user, and I have admin rights, but i keep getting a message telling me i don't have sufficient rights (and, in the title bar of the box showing the message, it also says that the label is invalid, no matter which label i type but i supose the real problem are the "rights").
any other ideas? thanks in advance for any answer
November 2nd, 2003, 10:00 AM #8
Try running the recovery console and do "label C:" or something._____
November 2nd, 2003, 11:21 AM #9
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hey nukes! you know what? i didn't had to use the recovery console... some days ago I had tried to relabel the partition opening a dos window (not pure ms-dos, just cmd.exe from xp) and typing "relabel". It didn't work but I was not surprised.
But now after reading your post, I'm aware that the command is not "relabel" but "LABEL". I decided to give it a try again (cmd.exe from xp Start/Run) and guess what... it worked at first try!
It makes no sense since DOS prompt or Windows Explorer both are subject to rights restrictions under XP pro. But sometimes nothing makes sense working with computers...
Thanks for making me notice that the right command was LABEL!!
Thanks everybody, this was a small annoyment but it was starting to get on my nerves.
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