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Old 01-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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Tool to change the label of a NTFS disk/partition

I have a PC with a NTFS partition.
This disk contains just the data. No OS.

What tool can I use to change the label of
a NTFS disk/partition?

I am able to mount this partition and read the data.
But I don't know how to re-name the label.
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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You need to do this in Windows.

You can try this with parted, but no guarantees implied.
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if you want to change the labels on your NTFS disks or what not, make sure you have ntfsprogs installed. then issue:

sudo ntfslabel -f /dev/<drive> <newlabel>


sudo ntfslabel -f /dev/sdc1 external_information

that worked for me and i just found that. try that.
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Smile thanks

I have been using Linux all these years, never knew ntfsprogs existed!! thanks.


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