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I have a Windows Home Server 2011 box (based on Windows Server 2008 R2).

For ease of use I label my data drives with what is on them:

Data (E:) [500 GB SATA] Data Backup (R:) [500 GB USB]

My Data drive (and so it's backup drive) recently became near full so I added an internal HDD and an external HDD, moved everything except my photos to the new drives, re-labeling E and R to Photos and Photos Backup respectively - no drive letters were changed, just new ones added.

Now in Disk Management I have the following layout:

Photos (E:) [500 GB SATA] Data (F:) [2 TB SATA] Photos Backup (R:) [500 GB USB] Data Backup (T:) [2 TB USB]

My problem is that this has not been reflected in Windows Explorer / My Computer. The old labels are displayed:

Data (E:) [500 GB SATA] Data (F:) [2 TB SATA] Data Backup (R:) [500 GB USB] Data Backup (T:) [2 TB USB]

If I look at the Properties for each drive from Windows Explorer this also shows the old labels.

I have tried re-labelling using Disk Management, Windows Explorer F2, the label.exe command line and Windows Explorer Properties window but nothing works.

How can I force Windows Explorer to show the correct labels?

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Did you restart? –  kreemoweet Jan 30 '12 at 23:07
    
I've only just managed to do so as it's our main media server in the house... Reboot has solved it! –  Shevek Jan 31 '12 at 18:30

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It's always the simple answer! A reboot has solved the issue.

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